Welcoming a new addition to your family is a transformative event. Every birth situation is unique. All expecting families can benefit from having knowledgeable, caring support based on their needs and wishes.
I provide compassionate unbiased and judgment-free doula care to ALL families. My goal is to empower you have the best possible experience. Regardless of creed, color, culture, or circumstances, you will receive dedicated support tailored to your needs and desires. You are not alone on the journey, no matter the path.
I serve the Oregon Mid-valley area: Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Salem, Eugene and points in between.
I have always loved babies and children. My first job was babysitting. I took it quite seriously, taking a Red Cross sponsored course and bringing along a “kid kit” (now I have a “doula bag”). I have two wonderful children (one premature and one term), two stepchildren. I was blessed to be well supported during my live births and to have the tremendous opportunity support friends and others during their birth experiences. I have experienced pregnancy and infant loss personally and with friends and family and have seen the impact of having inadequate or well-intentioned, but inappropriate support.
My undergraduate training was in life sciences. After a stint in the corporate technology world, I began volunteering for Hospice. After supporting parents and a dear friend with ALS as they navigated the end of life, I returned to birth work. I have completed the DONA birth doula training (certification in progress) and am certified with the Oregon Health Authority as a Birth Doula (registration number: THW000003670). I am currently completing SBD birth and bereavement training and attend continuing education classes regularly. I am member of DONA and the Community Doula Project.
I am dedicated to supporting birth diversity, life-long learning, compassion and community building. I believe in giving back and supporting others. I strive to help to my best ability and to continue to learn and grow. I love nature. In my spare time, I am an avid gardener, hiker, cyclist and paddler.