Thank you so much for considering my services during such a blessed time in your life. I am a mama of 3 beautiful teen girls and a sweet little boy born in July 2017, they are the most precious gems in my life. I believe that birth is a natural process of life that a woman's body was designed for. For my own births, I chose to have my children with a midwife at home in the water. I was blessed to be able to have 2 successful home HypnoBirths, and 1 medically necessary hospital induction. I fully support a woman's right to choose the path for her own birthing and will support her decision 100% because it is her birth, her body, her decision. I am there for support no matter what type of facility we are in. My desire to help a woman have the birth experience of her dreams remains the same.
As a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, I love being there to help create an atmosphere of peace and security for families and babies. I am available to work both nights and days. I love being able to help lessen the anxiety that often accompanies caring for newborns. I can assist with feedings and general daily and nightly care and support of newborns. I can also provide assistance and education with swaddling, cloth diapering, baby wearing. I can help with light household duties. Most importantly, I bring the feeling of peace and security to families who need to feel confident that their precious gift is being loved and properly cared for.
I love teaching HypnoBirthing classes. It is so amazing to see a woman's perspective of birth shift so dramatically. Our society bombards us with pictures and movies that portray birth as a horribly frightening event that is full of suffering and pain. I assure you, it is not that way at all. By learning to relax and dive deep into your own body, HypnoBirthing will help you find the calm, gentleness that lives within us. The feelings of fear are released and birth becomes something that empowers us and makes us feel amazing about who we are as women.
Alpha Childbirth classes are an amazing tool for families who want more of a Christ centered birthing experience. In this comprehensive childbirth class you will learn how to make informed decisions about birth and how to use your faith to become more relaxed physically and emotionally. This class will help you grow in so many amazing ways while empowering you to trust your body and choose the birthing path that is perfect for you.
As a CAPPA trained New Parent Educator I enjoy offering a wide variety of classes, from Preparing your home for a new baby, Preparing Siblings, Secrets of the 4th Trimester and comprehensive parenting classes. It brings me so much joy to watch the anxiety just drain away from parents as they learn how to navigate these amazing times.
I am a believer in placenta medicine. I am currently awaiting my certification with APPA - Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. There have been many studies that have proven the effectiveness of the placenta when taken postpartum. A drastic reduction of incidence of postpartum depression and baby blues is one of the most popular reasons to take placenta capsules. The placenta has many other amazing benefits, including increasing your iron levels, balancing your hormones, and bringing in milk production.
When I'm not spending time with amazing mamas, I love to be outdoors with my family. Surfing, scuba diving, skateboarding or riding bikes down the boardwalk, taking the dogs to the beach, building sandcastles, and playing volleyball are a few of our favorites. I played volleyball in college and I spend hours each week cheering on my teenage daughters as they compete in their favorite sports. I also am very active in our church, I love Jesus :)