I believe that when women feel cared for, loved, honoured, and celebrated during pregnancy and birth, their transition to motherhood is joyful, empowering, meaningful, and fulfilling. I am passionate about nurturing women and their partners during this transition.
My journey to this work began with an interest in pregnancy, birth and babies when I was a child. Growing up, my mom always spoke about what an amazing, miraculous experience it was to be pregnant, give birth, and breastfeed me and my sister. My dad reminisced about how special and important it was for him to catch us as we were born. I remember asking to hear our birth stories again and again. As I grew older, I was in awe of babies and felt naturally attuned to them. I went on to do a degree in Child Psychology at Hampshire College, where I studied the benefits of attachment parenting, continuum parenting, and natural parenting on babies’ emotional well-being. I also studied Steiner/Waldorf early childhood education and worked in many different Steiner/Waldorf school settings, including parent-child playgroups, home daycare, nurseries, and kindergartens. I went on to work as a nanny and postpartum doula, providing Attachment Parenting-style childcare and postpartum support to families with babies and young children. I loved supporting moms during pregnancy and I had always wanted to become a birth doula, so I then began my Certified Birth Doula training with Birth Arts International. Now, I feel honoured to be invited to support families during birth and postpartum, such a sacred time.