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.
I recognize the necessity of holding space for all of the thoughts and feelings women experience during pregnancy and childbirth. 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. I am currently a doula intern with the Minnesota Birth Center. 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 pre-med 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
“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