The right to choose your own birthing experience is in my blood—having been born at home myself at a time when midwifery was not legally recognized. But it lay dormant for some time.
I graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Dance. After which I worked with children with Autism and children overcoming past abuse. I took a pause from childcare to spend several years working as a project manager at a tech startup. And then, by happenstance, I was invited to attend a family member's birth.
72 hours later, after timing contractions, cooking meals, fetching towels, squeezing hips, taking photos, I witnessed the wonders of natural birth. For weeks after I found myself daydreaming about the experience, pulling up the photos to look through them one more time, telling anyone who would listen how absolutely incredible- dare I say, beautiful- the event was.
Suddenly, all of the pieces fell into place. I clearly saw how my life choices leading up to this moment had prepared me to be the person women could look to as their birth advocate, educator and witness.
Trainings and classes
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Birthing From Within Mentor
Go Diaper Free Coach Training
Natural Resources SF Birth Doula*
Trained Birthing From Within Educator
Dad Certified* (Empowered Papa)
Adult/Child CPR and AED*
Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College