A woman's experience during birth changes her forever. That's why I believe in supporting women throughout their journey to motherhood. Education, information and support help ensure a woman feels that she is an active participant in her birth. It's my job, as a doula, to help a woman and her family navigate the sometimes unpredictable nature of birth with confidence.
My journey to motherhood was a catalyst to my current work as a birth doula. Before giving birth to my son in 2017, my husband and I experienced infertility and miscarriages. These experiences initiated my appreciation of the pregnancy and birth process. After a wonderful experience with my own midwifery and doula care, I knew I wanted to assist women and their partners prenatally, during birth and postpartum. I was trained as a doula in 2018 and feel it an honor to be able to assist women during this transformative and vulnerable experience.
In addition to my work as a birth doula, I am a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. I have completed all the educational requirements needed to sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant exam which I plan to do in 2020. To receive my clinical experience, I am currently a student at the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh. Many women have goals to breastfeed and it is important that we build networks of support for new mothers in the way of lactation support. I am excited to be able to empower women to reach their birth and breastfeeding goals!
I currently live in South Fayette with my son, soon-to-be daughter, and my husband of 6 years. Birth aside, my recipe for a perfect day is simple: coffee, hockey and baking.