About Your Doula

 

 

here’s three pictures of me drinking coffee

 

First of all, I hold the sacred with the nitty gritty reality. Let’s keep it real and let go of the heavy expectations around having the perfect birth or experience.

I don’t believe in perfection; I believe in the realness and richness of your experience.

I’m deeply in love with the midwest flatlands, and live in northern Indiana with my wife, two dogs, two cats, and a turtle. Yes, it’s a lot.

I’m committed to the craft of holding space for those having a pregnancy experience of any kind. The deeply held belief that we all deserve bread, but roses, too, is the thread throughout my work as a doula.

I have seven years of experience in direct care services in women’s health as an educator, counselor, and manager – as well as scrubs and gloves, getting down to the facts of the matter when assisting practitioners!

Alongside almost a decade of experience, I received training with Doula Trainings International in childbirth and postpartum skills. During my career, I have been, and continue to be, active in grassroots reproductive justice, working to provide every person in her community experiencing pregnancy and parenthood the ability to both survive and thrive.