I embarked on my journey to become a doula after the birth of my third child, Heather.
I had a very quick labor and ended up giving birth alone in the hospital, while ,my
husband was parking the car and when I thought about what I could have done
different, and how it would have been nice to have someone there to support me, I
started to research doulas and birth support. I thought how amazing it would be if I
could empower women during their birth experience and help give them the information
they need to make decisions about their birth, that this would be absolutely the best job
in the world. I took my "official" doula training in 2000 and quickly fell in love with
what being a doula was all about. I became certified in 2001 and since then have
passionately delved into the childbirth field by taking further trainings and continuing
education by becoming a Hypnobabies Educator, Lactation Educator, Childbirth
Educator, Infant Massage Instructor and Perinatal Support Specialist, offering labor
support, breastfeeding education, prenatal massage, infant massage, and hypnosis
education to women, to help empower and nurture them through the childbearing year.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Don for 25 years and I have 3 children;
Zack 24, Alexis 21, and Heather 15. They are very supportive of my passion for birth
and supporting families, I could not pursue my passion without them!
I still look forward to every birthing experience as if it were my first. It is such an honor
an privilege to be part of such an intimate experience with the couples I work with and I
am grateful that I can make THEIR dreams come true. The absolute best part of my
job is all the "extended family" I end up keeping for the rest of my life, as many of my
doula client relationships often blossom into long-term friendships and I really enjoy
watching all "my babies" grow up!