I live in Morrison, CO with my husband and 2 children, and absolutely love being a mother and Doula! Throughout my own pregnancies, I was an avid researcher and learned so much about birth through our classes, our Doulas and tons of reading. My sons birth was my first, and although it did not turn out how I had "planned", it was still a transformative experience, and one that I will always cherish as it was my birth as a mother. My daughters birth was exactly what I had envisioned. She was born in the water at Mountain Midwifery Birth Center with the assistance of amazing midwives, and was every bit the beautiful, peaceful experience I had hoped for. I believe that my 2 different experiences with birth really shaped who I am now as a Doula, and allow me to be more open-minded towards other women's choices. I truly believe that assisting other families during their childbirth journey is my calling!
I am certified through CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association - www.cappa.net)
I have completed the Advanced Practice Birth Support Training through Mountain Midwifery Birth Center (www.cocoonbirth.com/cocoon-doulas)
I am a Certified Reiki Practitioner
I am a Placenta Encapsulator
Your choice in a Doula is a very personal one, and I believe that you should talk to several Doulas to find one that you really connect with. I don't expect that I'll be the perfect fit for every family, but I genuinely hope that you will find the perfect Doula for you!
I strive to be a calm, experienced and confident presence in your birth environment. I have experience with several different modalities of childbirth education, as well as different birth settings (hospital, home and birth center) and special circumstances (high risk, multiples, VBAC, HIV+, etc.). I always love to learn more from my clients about specific tools that they hope to incorporate into their labor.
I believe that pregnancy and birth are natural processes, and deserve to be treated that way. Pregnancy is not a disease, and the birth of a baby should not always be treated as an emergency! That said, there are a lot of decisions to make along the way and details to consider, and my hope is that women will have the desire and resources available to educate themselves and make the choices they feel are right for them.
Most importanty, this is your birth, and every birth and situation is different. The choices you make should first be informed, and then validated and supported by your birth team.
"Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting.
Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give them your care, but give your heart as well"
- Mother Teresa