All About Me! 

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Who I Am

Like many birth workers, I was first drawn to it after my own doula empowered me through two of the most defining moments of my mothering journey – the births of my two daughters.

 

My first pregnancy found me thousands of miles from my friends and family (being married to an active duty military member tends to do that) so I knew I would need my doula’s support to fill the void of becoming a mother without my lifelong support system nearby.   Her unbiased knowledge, advice, and her calm, steady presence on our care team made such an impact that when we found out we were expecting our second baby, she was one of the first people we told…and we hired her again almost immediately!

 

I want you (and your partner) to feel supported, heard, and respected during your journey into parenthood and beyond. As a longtime writer, editor, and storyteller, I know how life-changing these chapters can be.  Now, as a doula, I want to help others script their birth stories not out of fear or doubt, but with strength and confidence! By working with you, your partner, and your medical team, I ensure your choices and desires are properly and clearly communicated.

I will also work with you to answer any questions you have about all things pregnancy, labor, delivery and beyond. I believe education is key to a successful parenting journey, regardless of the path you choose. Strength comes not only from the body, but also the heart and mind. So ask the questions, get the answers, and make the best choices for your family.

 

Now...let's write a birth story you're proud to tell!

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My Training

I have been a trained doula since February 2018. I completed my training through DONA International while living in Japan. Having lived on or near military bases my entire career (and being a military spouse myself), I have training and experience working with families whose support system is either deployed or not close to home. 

 

In early 2020, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training online through Santosha Yoga Institute. I am proud to have volunteered with organizations like MOPS and Stroller Warriors, leading members in thoughtfully designed yoga practices. 

 

I am passionate about integrating yoga with birth work, helping you (and your partner) learn to trust your body and instincts. I believe this is a valuable skill that will serve you well during your pregnancy, labor, and delivery and into your parenting adventure. 

 

To learn more about my personal journey through life, visit Use.The.Clutch.

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