I am a mother of an extremely happy infant of my own. My career experience has mostly revolved around pregnancy, newborns, and infants. I am a DONA trained Birth Doula and a Welcome Baby Care certified Post Partum Doula. I interned at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA in their Labor and Delivery department. I have assisted and supported over 60 births and 40 C-sections. I fell in love with L&D! I knew it was where I wanted to be. I went to Gustavus Adolphus College and received a bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology (to study the different cultures and societies I would meet in the medical field) and a bachelors degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies (to study my main clientele, WOMEN). I went on to go to Nursing school to become a L&D RN but after a year, I realized I didn't want to be giving meds and charting in L&D. I wanted to be the support person and empower women. That's when I became a Birth doula!
My Mission for Pregnant Women
I believe that every woman should have the birth of their dreams! I strive to do whatever it takes to make that happen! Whether that be a medicated birth, water birth, natural birth, planned C-section, or whatever is new in the L&D field, I want to help you get there! In the event that your birth plan goes astray, I will help keep you informed and assist in providing risks and benefits as they come so that you can make an appropriate decision. I want you (and your partner) to remember this for generations to come. This is an intimate moment for you and your family and I'll do what I can to also assist your support person in their response to helping you.