I am a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula, a Certified HUG Your Baby Parent Educator, Newborn Care Specialist, and an Infant/Child Development Specialist. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and I am a doctoral student earning my PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Mental Health and Developmental Disorders. My passion as an educator and a consultant is in the area of infant-parent bonding and attachment, premature/medically fragile care and development, and caring for multiples. As a postpartum doula and newborn care specialist, I love helping families transition from pregnancy into parenthood with ease and comfort.
As a labor doula, I specialize in working with surrogate families, same sex couples, and planned hospital births; however, I'm happy to support every family in the birth path they feel is ideal for them. I am a firm believer that there is a doula for every client and a client for every doula! Your birth and postpartum period is your experience and my goal is to help you feel supported, offering positive encouragement along the way!