The transition to parenthood is exciting but also can come with a touch of anxiety. I provide unbiased support through education, touch, and experience to make your journey smooth.
During pregnancy, much of the focus is on the baby, but my focus is on you. I provide continuous care from pregnancy to postpartum which helps you to feel brave, respected, well supported and cared for as you embark on the new phase of your lives.
Do you have questions? Are you interested in a consultation?
A consultation is free of charge, so we can decide if this feels like a good fit without any pressure. I serve clients and families throughout New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
My Journey to Birthwork
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t have a doula for my birth. I never expected to be a mother and was overwhelmed with information and decisions to be made. My midwives encouraged me to get a doula, advising me that it didn’t matter how much experience they had but rather if I felt comfortable with them. But as I scrolled through endless profiles and websites, I didn’t feel represented in my attitudes toward birth and came away not really sure what a doula did. Why couldn’t I navigate my own birth by myself with my partner at my side? Was it really that hard? And then my water broke early and finding a doula went out the window.
Emerging out of the baby fog, I saw my birthing experience as overall positive, but pregnancy and postpartum periods were really confusing. I wondered what other people’s birth experiences were honestly like − not that sugar coated version you get when you’re pregnant because they don’t want to “scare” you. So I began to read everything I could get my hands on − from history to personal experiences and everything in between − finding narratives that resembled my own and ones that didn’t. The common thread of empowering birth stories was the feeling of being affirmed, attuned to, and cared for when embarking on the life-changing journey to parenthood.
In this modern world, we rarely have ancestral knowledge of birth to pass down, so doulas have taken up this role. And I realized that even though I didn’t have a doula for my birth, I wanted to be one. I want birth to feel known and less scary and to model for my son how support is personalized to meet individual’s needs and not your own.
2019 Lactation Management for Doulas
2018 CPR and First Aid for Infants/Children/Adults
2018 Full-Spectrum Doula training with Ancient Song Doula Services
2008 BS in Graphic Design, Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati