Hello! I am a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula under the mentorship of a practicing Certified Nurse Midwife here in Boulder. My doula support and nurturing care come judgement free and I strive always to meet families' needs with ease, flexibility and loving kindness.
My extensive experience helps support families through a variety of birth scenarios, from home births to cesareans and everything in between. I have a penchant for postpartum care and am passionate about supporting families as they welcome their babies home and adjust to the changes, demands, and joys of parenthood.
My endeavors leading up to becoming a professionally trained doula continue to inspire me; as a personal chef I enjoy offering my clients nourishing meals and nutritional support; as a highly trained yoga and wellness facilitator with twelve years experience specializing in deeply restorative practices, I offer personalized, private prenatal and postpartum sessions. I draw on a wellspring of mindfulness meditation training, conscious breathing, movement and relaxation practices to comfort and support Mothers during labor.
My gregarious nature, non-judgmental and down-to-earth approach puts families at ease, allowing them to trust that they are fully supported.
My scope of support includes pregnancy & birth, postpartum, newborn care, NICU & emergent special needs, sibling & childcare, adoption & foster care, sleep consultations, training & overnight care, and bereavement, loss & abortion.
I stay up to date on evidence based birth, postpartum and infant care research and continue my education with ongoing professional trainings.
For wellness and fun, I cycle, practice yoga and meditation daily, laugh with my loved ones, and explore the beauty of Colorado.
Education and Professional Training
DONA Int’l Birth Doula Training, Jan. 2016 with Ann Pollack, CD/BDT and Penny Lyon CB/BDT; Certification finalized June 2018
Newborn Care Specialist and Night Nanny Master Course with Nancy Hamm, CANCS, CAISC; Gentle Blessings Progressive Training. Certifying with NCSA (Newborn Care Specialist Association (2018)
Boulder County DHHS Foster Care Core Certification Training (2018)
Infant, Child & Adult CPR Certified since 2006
Sterling Doulas (Pollack & Lyon) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas Course, Jan 2016
Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals w/ Amanda Ogden, RN, BSN, IBCLC; May 2016
DONA Int’l Postpartum Doula Training, Feb. 2016 with Kathrin Auger, RN, PDT, CD, PCD
Newborn Care Class, Continuing Ed. at MaMa’Hood, with Sonya Bastow, Boulder CO (2016)
Introduction to Bereavement Doula Support Workshop with Elizabeth Petrucelli, SBD, CCCE (2016)
Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss- Advanced Training with Institute for Birth, Breath & Death with Amy Wright Glenn (April 2018)
Member of Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath & Death (since 2018)
Bachelor of Arts. University California, Irvine, 1998-2003
Certified Yoga Teacher 200hr with Max Strom, (2006 & 2008)
200hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Hansen Lasater (2007)
Selected Participant for Leadership in Spirituality Training with Max Strom (2012)