Short bio: After 10 years of living in Charlotte, I have officially called Charlotte home. My passion for birth doula support and empowering women with childbirth education really began with my journey towards motherhood in 2010. Never did I realize the amazing power and the united spirit of women than through the intimate time of the pregnancy and labor process.
I personally had two wonderful birth experiences at Carolina Community Maternity Center in Fort Mill, SC with the professional midwives there. It was like nothing I had experience before…the physical presence, the emotional support, the mental challenge and focus, and the tiny person I held at the end…all the while knowing that women for ages have been doing the same. What an amazing privilege. It was because of this that I desired to educate women (and their partners) through the Bradley Method of natural childbirth education as well as to pursue my recent dream of becoming a birth doula.
I have been teaching the Bradley Method to couples in the Charlotte area since 2012.
I believe that there is nothing more important in labor to a mother than having someone next to her who she trusts and feels secure with…someone who believes in her. I believe in YOU! I believe that you can have the most amazing experience into motherhood that you have imagined. Your body was designed for this purpose and it is with purpose that we enter into labor. I will support you in your birth plan desires. I will support your partner and encourage him to be equally a part of the birth team. I am passionately committed to childbirth education and desire for you to have a very clear understanding of all components of the labor process and post-birth process. I will be available to support you from the time labor starts through the time that you baby arrives and afterward for postpartum support. What an amazing journey this is…congratulations.
Services offered: Childbirth Education teaching the Bradley Natural Childbirth Method, Birth Doula which include 2 prenatal meetings, being on-call for 2 weeks prior/post EDD, your labor and birth and 1 postnatal meeting.
Trainings/Certifications: Childbirth Education and birth doula certification with the American Association of Husband Coached Childbirth. Provisional Birth Doula certification with DONA to be completed January 2016.
Areas/hospitals served: Any hospitals or home births within a 25 mile radius of the greater Charlotte area