Experienced Postpartum Doula
Ever since I can remember, I had wanted to be a “baby doctor” which translated to OB/Gyn. The more I learned, the more I knew that wasn’t the path for me, but I kept being drawn to reproductive rights, education, and freedom.
I was introduced to the wonderful world of doulas through my best friend’s birth doula. While supporting her in the birth room, it was explained to me that there were many types of doulas in the birthing world and that she suggested looking into postpartum work after our time together. The more I researched, the more I fell for the idea and trained with the Simkin Center at Bastyr which sparked fire under my passion for comprehensive education and support for those underrepresented in our communities.
I thoroughly believe in uplifting people around me to be the best that they can be through the “teach a person to fish” idea. Coming into a client’s home, I do my best to praise their strengths, listen to their stories, hear their concerns, and set them up for success. Parenthood isn’t easy, and in this time of mass communication within a scroll of the screen, information overload is an obstacle. I bring comprehensive, evidence-based information to the table and support families in their choices, walking the path with them until they tell me my time is done.
When I am not working, you’ll find me holed up in the closest bubble tea shop, eating off carts while globetrotting, reading, or cuddling my velvet couch hippo.
My future endeavors include supporting families through pregnancy or infant loss, and holding space for folks and families navigating termination decisions and procedures.