MEET THE DOULA
My work as a doula began in the 90s when I supported my best friend during her birth. I trained as a birth doula in 2000 and shadowed a group of doulas for about a year. In addition, I spent 10 years working as a postpartum doula and newborn/infant care specialist. I chose not to certify with a larger doula agency as I did not want the agency governing my work. In 2014, I completed training as a certified medical assistant. Then went on to work for a chiropractor and a pediatrician for 2 years. I also spent a few years working with children and families experiencing hardships, while continuing to serve my doula clients. I have a love for learning and have continued my education becoming trained in a variety of areas. These areas include baby-led weaning, safe sleep practices, car seat safety, and lactation.
My husband and I married in 2012, and together we have 7 children and 2 grand children. When we married 2 of his bonus children were living on their own. We have raised the other 5 in our home together. Our children range in age from 26 to 4 and they are the center of our lives.
Photo by: Lauren Johnson Photography
God created the world and everything in it, He is the center and should be glorified in all our works. My hope and desire is for everyone I serve to see Christ in me and feel His love through me.
I believe God made a perfect world and sin changed that. There is a time and a place for modern medicine. However, naturalistic and wholistic healing is where I gravitate when coaching families through their fertility journey.
God designed a woman’s body to carry and birth babies. Through His design, women are capable of birthing with little to no medical intervention. I believe every birth is unique and personal. Every family needs to be supported in having the birth they choose. The style of birth, whether hospital, home, or C-section, is a personal decision that belongs to the family who is bringing life into the world.