I have a degree in child development and was a nanny for more than 13 years. I am now a birth doula, photographer, placenta encapsulator and student midwife.
Since I was a child, I’ve been strongly interested in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and babies. My career goal – midwife – has been my focus for 7 years and is what led me to doula work.
I first learned about doulas and midwives when I nannied for a family who had a home birth. That experience changed my life and I have never looked back. I work as an apprentice for Heart of Midwifery Childbirth Services. I am able to participate in home births while attending National Institute of Midwifery as a student midwife.
My interest in natural living carries over into my career. I support breastfeeding for all babies and am trained in lactation support. I have traveled to a number of cities, helping to teach people that routine infant circumcision is unnecessary and dangerous.
Passion is a strong word, but it describes how I feel toward the birthing experience. I can spend hours in research and know that since every individual is different, I will always be learning new facets in midwifery.
I grew up in Petaluma. It’s a wonderful, caring community and I’m fortunate to live out in the country with my three cats and chickens. I enjoy being outside, working in the garden and caring for the animals. I like being active: working out at CrossFit, hiking and dancing are all great fun. My family is large and welcoming: we love getting together.
Me and my boyfriend