As a certified birth doula, I understand the critical importance of in-depth prenatal education and a plan to cope with labor, especially for first-time parents. I am committed to helping my clients achieve their best possible birth. I am beyond grateful to have the opportunity to engage in such meaningful work. When I’m not supporting birthing clients, I am an independent book designer. I also enjoy kayaking the beautiful lakes and rivers near my home, knitting, exploring the history of New England, and gardening.
Birth Doula, DONA International (2019)
CAPPA-Trained Childbirth Educator (2020)
The VBAC Link-Trained VBAC Doula (2019)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Advocate (2020)
Evidence Based Birth Professional Member
The VBAC Link
As a birth doula, I offer two prenatal meetings to discuss your birthing preferences, childbirth education options, and to demonstrate various coping and pain-relieving techniques. I help you to understand your rights as a birthing person, and I provide evidence-based information throughout your pregnancy to assist you in making informed decisions. I support you and your partner through labor and birth, and immediately postpartum I assist you to establish breast- or chestfeeding. After your birth, I make two postpartum visits to your home to discuss your birth, answer questions, and provide parenting resources. As a full spectrum doula, I support families through all possible pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, planned abortion or therapeutic termination, stillbirth or fatal diagnosis, surrogacy, and adoption. I do this work as part of my calling to support all pregnant people, regardless of their choices or outcomes. Additionally, and in keeping with my belief in fairness, tolerance, and equal access to healthcare for all, I support all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and religious backgrounds. I offer a sliding fee scale for my full spectrum work.