I have been working in women's health for over 25 years, first as a nurse, and now as a certified birth doula and childbirth educator. I am passionate about teaching and love talking about the amazingness of birth. Toward that end, I am always continuing my own education as it relates to creating comfort in pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum mental health. I will encourage you to develop your understanding of this process, as well as your tools for relaxation of your mind and body. I realize that birth is a great unknown, which can be a challenging place for us to inhabit. Cultivating a sense of openness and curiosity for how your birth will unfold is one of your most powerful tools. I truly believe that a satisfying birth experience is one in which you have the support and information you need to make the decisions that are right for you. Birth is an extraordinary expression of who we are, and who our babies are, and I have always felt privileged to walk alongside a family as they meet the challenges and joys that mark this profound transition.
BFA (Cal Arts) (1982)
Birth doula (DONA) (2006)
Lactation educator (UCSD) (2008)
Childbirth Educator (ICEA) (2012)
I offer services as a birth doula. In addition, I co-own The Birth Co-op, which provides childbirth education and a doula registry. I can also teach private childbirth classes, in-person or via Zoom.