I am in awe of the miracle of life that is the process
of pregnancy, labor, and birth. I became passionate about birth when I realized
many women were not being informed and supported in the labor and birth process.
I am dedicated to empowering women to have the birth experience they desire.
Through emotional, physical, and educational support, I feel the birth experience
can be a very positive one. I assist women in understanding their options and encourage
them to choose what they would or would not prefer in their own birth
experience. Research shows having
a doula’s constant support and care at birth can result in less complicated
labors, reduces negative feelings about one’s birth experience, and increases a
woman’s self confidence and security in her ability to birth and mother her new
child. I consider it a privilege
to be a part of such a special time in the lives of the women and families I
I was born and raised in Ohio, and completed my university
studies in Indiana. I hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy with an emphasis in Nursing. I moved to Nashville, TN in 2008 and
married my wonderful husband that same year. I began my journey as a birth doula in 2011, serving women
in Nashville and the surrounding areas. In 2012 I started my birth doula
certification process through DONA. I have experience with medicated,
non-medicated, VBAC, and cesarean births.