About Me

As a birth doula, I help women have fulfilling birth experiences by giving continuous labor support, advocating for informed consent, and encouraging their power to birth. I am trained and experienced in providing comfort measures to ease the intensity of labor sensations. I particularly like to use Rebozo Menteada, counterpressure, and strategic positioning to aid in the progression of labor.

As a postpartum doula, I aim to give new parents increased opportunity to rest, recover, and bond with their baby.

You deserve great support.

I recognize the necessity of holding space for all of the thoughts and feelings women experience during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. I believe that the benefits of positive birth experiences extend beyond mother and child, to families, society, and the world.

Since completing my DONA International Birth Doula training in April 2016, I have volunteered as a doula with both Twin Cities Doula Project and Methodist Hospital. In April 2017, I attended Advanced Doula Training with Enlightened Mama taught by Liz Lull (Certified Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator, IBCLC). I graduated from the Minnesota Birth Centers Birth Doula Internship Program in November, 2017. I completed DONA International Postpartum Doula Training in April, 2019.

I am honored to work with clients from diverse cultures, religions, and sexual orientations.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Cultures of Healing— a major I designed incorporating biological sciences, medical anthropology, integrative medicine, and philosophy.

Pediatric & Adult CPR + First Aid Certified

 
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“Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.”

-Virginia Di Orio