bio: My first birth was difficult and traumatic, but having the support of a doula made a life changing difference for me. In those postpartum months afterwards I began researching all things birth and listening to the stories of other mothers. This not only helped heal the birth trauma I had experienced, it enabled me to realize a passion that was buried deep within me. In talking to mothers I noticed a recurring theme of their births being this rite of passage, a pivotal point in their journey that seemed to really set the tone in their mothering experiences. What was even more interesting is how each mother seemed to remember every detail of their births…what was said, what was done to them, and how they were treated. In reflecting on my own birth, I came to realize that the doula support I received was crucial and truly enabled me to still be fully supported even in a birth that was less than ideal. It became clear to me that I needed to channel my passion for empowering birthing women through doula work. In 2010 I trained with DONA and began attending births shortly thereafter. My next three children were born peacefully at home. Their births were incredibly healing and such beautiful spiritual transformations. My hope is that every woman in my care experiences the same love and support that I felt during these labors. I believe with all of my heart that our bodies work and birth works. We were made to grow, birth, and feed our babies. Birth is a normal and natural process, not a pathological problem to be solved. Bringing forth life is a beautiful and transformative rite of passage, as well as a life changing experience that women will carry with them for their entire lives. Every mother needs non-judgmental support and to feel safe and empowered. I will support you in your choices and work hard to hold space for you during your pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum.
Services offered: Birth doula support, placenta encapsulation, doula support for children, and one on one childbirth prep.
Trainings/Certifications: DONA trained, Accredited La Leche League leader, NRP certified
Areas/hospitals served: All hospital, homebirth, and birth centers in Charlotte and surrounding areas.