I was drawn to become a doula and start in birthwork as an answer to a personal call to start helping and supporting people in a truly meaningful way. I developed a deep desire to spend my time working closely with families in my community and apply my passions in a way that could really give something back.
After going through my own pregnancy, and a challenging birth, I realized how much there is to learn about birth and the level of support that is truly needed. Leaving years in fashion and merchandising and pursuing birth work full-time as a doula was a no-brainer for me. As a busy working Mama myself I find such joy in supporting women emotionally through this incredible transition into motherhood. I started birth-work in July 2016, attended birth doula training through toLabor in October 2016, layered in Certification as a Lactation Counselor in March 2018, and have been full-steam-ahead!
I love helping people, getting them evidence-based information, and supporting them through making the right decisions for their family. Birth is an adventure and having someone who knows birth as your guide can be invaluable.
I am open to all birth plans and happy to support you at any of the local hospitals, birth centers, or in home births. As a member of A Brighter Birth collective I am happy to offer my clients highly experienced back-up doula support, as well as opportunities to genuinely engage with other expecting families and new parents in Richmond through community events and exceptional childbirth education options.
My role is to support, educate, and empower you and your partner throughout this journey. I will always be here to ensure that you've not only established your voice during pregnancy, but obtained all the information you need, and then receive all of the support you deserve as you welcome a new life into the world.
When I'm not doing birth-work I'm spending time with my own baby girl & incredibly supportive husband, indulging at one of Richmond's many amazing restaurants, DIY-ing something, gardening, selling wedding gowns at Urban Set Bride in historic Church Hill, and likely drinking a stiff cup of coffee!