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, and to work with your partner. I certified as an instructor a few years later, went on to have two more children (one a home birth), and have been teaching for the past 6 years. Recently, I felt called to bring my education and expertise into the birthing place, as a doula, to further honor and care for birthing families. I want to support you physically, emotionally, and informationally to help facilitate birth as a joyful and rewarding experience.
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.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my classes or doula support!