Birth can be a wonderful, transformative, enlightening, and deeply satisfying experience for a person, their baby, and their partner. I strongly feel that by taking prenatal childbirth education classes, or hiring a qualified doula, a person maximizes their potential to have the kind of birth they desire, in which medical interventions are used only when chosen or when medically necessary. I want to give you and your partner the tools to honor those choices, to have agency over your birth, and to set you on the path to successful parenthood by trusting your body, and each other.
For myself, it all started when I found myself pregnant for the first time in 2011. I was interested in natural childbirth, and when looking for classes, I was drawn to The Bradley Method®. I loved that it taught you to work with your body, to respect the power within yourself to give birth, to work with your partner, and how it was so comprehensive. After taking the class, I discovered the power and joy of natural childbirth, and having both my doula and my (Bradley trained!) husband there to support me was deeply joyful for me as a woman, and for us as a couple. Five years and another natural birth later, I trained as an instructor. I have three children, my third birthed at home!
I hold an undergraduate degree from Brown University in English and an MFA from George Washington University in Classical Acting. I have found that my theatrical background both onstage and off lends itself well to teaching and connecting with my students, and to the kind of empathetic support needed in a doula.
I am also currently training to become a DONA certified Doula.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my classes or doula support!