Since entering the field of labor and delivery support twenty years ago I’ve attended hundreds of births in settings ranging from the developing world and war zones to quiet, safe labor and delivery rooms in the US.
I am trained in midwifery, childbirth education, lactation and support, the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and delivery, trauma-based care, childbirth for survivors of sexual trauma and addiction, abortion counseling, and miscarriage support. I am currently offering her services as a private doula for labor support for expectant parents both in person in ATX and virtually around the globe.
There are many different theories surrounding pregnancy and labor preparation and education. I do my best to offer a summary of popular labor techniques, tailoring the content to the specific requests and values of my clients. This is your experience: I am here to hold the space for that experience. I am of the belief that labor is THE raw, hugely transformative experience required to shape us into the mothers we are on the other side of each birth and no two birth, or mothers, are the same.
I believe that labor can be fun, and this is after two 30+ hour labors! I was not one of those women gifted with a gently easy labor, although I hoped for it. I had two planned home births that ended in cesarean sections. Each one changed me deeply and we’re in retrospect the births that were perfect for me and my babies; as they all are.
I will provide factual, evidence based information, answer your questions, and provide advice when solicited. I respect each birthing person’s right to make their own choices that are best for that person and their family regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. It would be my honor to bear witness to your journey through this experience as a member of your birth team.
I am available for sessions in person and virtually.