I promise to provide you with all of the information you will need to make well-informed decisions for your labor, birth, breastfeeding, the postpartum period and early parenting. I believe that all women have the right to have satisfying births, gained by making informed birth choices. My mission is to promote, support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth and breastfeeding through education and advocacy.
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) (2013)
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) (2015)
Certified Breastfeeding Educator (CBE) (2008)
Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding
I am passionate about promoting not only natural birth, but informed birth choices primarily because of my own birth experiences. I freely discuss my own experiences in many of the classes I teach and will provide you with all of the information you'll need to make well-informed choices for your own labor and birth. I am committed to providing evidence-based information only, therefore, my classes will NOT be anti physician, anti medical interventions or anti pain relief, (I promise!) however, I will provide you with information about safe, evidence-based alternatives you may wish to consider. Any decisions you make regarding your pre-natal care or your birth should be discussed with your care provider. I became a Certified Breastfeeding Educator after a beautiful, 17 month breastfeeding relationship with my youngest daughter Rebecca. After sharing my birth stories with many of the new and expectant moms I came into contact with, I realized that providing them with helpful birth information could be life-changing for them (and for me!), and I pursued childbirth educator certifications first with Cascade Christian Childbirth Association in 2011 and most recently with Lamaze International in 2013. I am in awe of the birth process and how women are perfectly designed to birth and feed their babies. It has been a privilege and a joy to share the knowledge I've gained with the families who have attended my classes.