Originally from Baltimore MD, I have moved several times with my husband who is an officer in the Marine Corps. We have lived in Northern Virginia, Joshua Tree, CA, Monterey, CA and have now settled in College Park, MD. I have really loved the chance to see and explore so many different parts of the country and meeting amazing people along the way is the icing on the cake!
I was trained in 2016 and certified as a Doula & Birth Activist with toLabor, a national doula training organization. I then trained as a child birth educator under Cori Gentry with Birth Chemistry in the summer of 2017. I have also trained to be an Evidence Based Birth® instructor. I have attended over 30 births and taught my class to over 70 parents over the last two years. I love being a part of such an exciting time in new parents' journeys and feel so privileged to be included in the process.
We recently welcomed our baby boy, Harbor, in May, 2018. It was an amazing experience being on the other side of the birth process. We had a fast, uncomplicated home birth attended by our incredible midwives and our doula. The 8 months that followed have given me new insight into the postpartum journey and it all has made me an even better educator and resource.
As a child birth educator, it is important to me to continually attend trainings and workshops to provide the best and most up-to-date care to my clients. In addition to completing my birth doula training and certification, I have studied Prenatal Yoga under Hannah Muse and learned the art of Bengkung Belly Binding, a very beneficial practice postpartum. In addition to Birth Chemistry child birth eduction certification I am thrilled to offer all the resources to my clients that come with being an Evidence Based Birth® instructor. I just recently completed my 2019 Evidence Based Birth® instructor renewal training as well.