As a postpartum doula my role is to encourage women and parents to feel confident and empowered around taking care of themselves and their babies. I am an advocate for women and helping them feel heard, cared for and nurtured when they transition into motherhood. Once a baby is brought home that is when the real journey begins. This journey can be scary, exciting, painful, joyful, and confusing, and the one thing that is lacking from most women's postpartum period is the support they need and deserve. I assist new parents with physical healing, mental and emotional healing, nutritional healing, infant guidance and support, as well as sibling and partner support.
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (2014)
Birth Arts International Postpartum Doula Certification (2021)
I use my BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics within my postpartum doula services to offer meal prepping services and nutritional guidance. Once children come into the picture it can feel even more overwhelming to prepare nutritious foods so you and your family are feeling healthy. I take some of that burden off by offering meal prepping services on their own or in conjunction with nutritional guidance so parents can feel confident in grocery shopping and meal prepping for them and their families. Nutritious foods can play a huge role in physical and mental healing during the postpartum period. I also incorporate mindfulness and self-care into my postpartum care. Parents need to know that their mental and physical health matters just as much as their babies. This looks like getting parents out of the house and into the fresh air, understanding new ways to communicate with each other so they are feeling heard, how to make their self-care a priority, and explore other ways to ease stress and anxiety whether that is through journaling, meditating, herbal remedies, or even just having a safe space to allow venting. I let the parents lead in what they are comfortable with when it comes to their stress management and self-care. I firmly believe a healthy parent means a healthy child and healthy family.