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Click here or the image below to read about my personal birth experiences, what led me to birth work, and why I’m passionate about working in the birth field today.

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Philosophy

I believe:

  • The best possible outcome will occur in every situation.
  • Everything happens for good, compelling reason.
  • Natural, unmedicated birth is achievable for most, but there are valid circumstances in which medical assistance is warranted for the healthiest outcome for babies and those who birth them.
  • How people prepare for birth makes a measurable difference.
  • …as does the manner in which people are treated in birth.
  • If people don’t make their own birth choices, others will make the choices for them.
  • A birthing person is a whole human who deserves to be cared for as such, not as a collection of parts.
  • Childbirth is often a peak landmark in the emotional, sexual, and psychological realms of a person’s life.
  • Pregnancy doesn’t end with birth; we can’t neglect the Fourth Trimester!
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Relevant Activities

Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Journalism/Communications, University of Houston, 2011
  • Birth Boot Camp Instructor Certified
  • Birth Boot Camp Doula Certified
  • Rebozo Novice Certified – Gena Kirby University, 2019
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
  • CPR Certified – American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc.
  • Placenta Specialist – Sage Beginnings, 2020
  • Texas Food Handlers Certified
  • Pending – Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula Certification, to be completed 2020

Conferences, Workshops & Trainings

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  • La Leche League of Texas Area Conference (with Dr. Jack Newman), 2014
  • Birth Without Fear Conference, 2014
  • Association of Texas Midwives Conference, 2015
  • La Leche League Area Conference, 2016
  • “Pleasurable Birth: Rediscovering the Sexuality of Reproduction” with Anna Caffery, 2016
  • “The Amazing Placenta” Anatomy & Physiology workshop with Cole Deelah, 2019
  • LLL of Texas Seminar: “Infant Feeding in Emergencies” & “Breastfeeding and Diversity,” 2019
  • Traditional Postpartum Practitioner Training Workshop with Valerie Lynn (“The Mommy Plan”), 2019
  • Spinning Babies 2-Day Workshop with Rachel Shapiro, 2019
  • Massage in Labor Workshop by Susan Young, CD, PCD, LMT, 2020
  • “Trauma-Informed Birth & Postpartum Support” workshop with BIRTH360, 2020
  • “Doulas at a Distance” webinar, Penny Simkin, 2020
  • Virtual Doula Course by Doula Moula, 2020
  • “Healthy All Year” course by Aviva Romm MD, Healthiest Kids University, 2020
  • La Leche League of Texas Area Conference, 2020
  • The Birth Warrior Project, doula training by Indie Birth, 2020

Events

(partial list)

Educational table host at:

  • BIRTH Fair, 2014-19
  • Association of Texas Midwives Conference, 2015
  • Peaceful Parenting booth, Babies R Us, 2015
  • Big Latch On, 2015 & 2016
  • Great Cloth Diaper Change, 2016 & 2018
  • Human Rights Day Festival, 2016-19

Roles

Appearances

  • Abdominal Connections DVD (diastasis recti postnatal treatment), 2014
  • Whole Mother Radio Show, 2017 & 2018
  • Parent With Purpose Radio Show, 2018

Awards

  • Top 75 Lactation Blog [Top 20], 2017-20
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