certified birth doula (PALS)
certified postpartum doula (NAPS)
certified lactation educator
Yes! Doulas (doo-lis) really is my given last name.
During the birth of my first child, I discovered an interest in and a love for the awesome time of life known as the childbearing year, along with an appreciation for the unique support that families need during this time. This grew into a desire to serve new and growing families as a doula, lending them my knowledge and support during the transformative events of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum weeks and months.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I love spending time outdoors; from reading a book on my deck to hiking in the alpine wilderness. I am mother to two teenagers, and enjoy raising a larger blended family with my most excellent partner and husband, Dean.
To my work I bring years of personal experience with baby wearing, attachment parenting, and extended nursing.