Dear parents and parents-to-be:

Pregnancy, birth, and early parenting are times of great power and transformation.  Developmental changes as children and families grow can bring both delight and dismay. My wish for you is that you move into new roles and life stages feeling confident and competent, and that you have access to support and healing when things go awry.  I am here to help you and your family make the decisions that are right for you.

Dear doulas and aspiring birthworkers:

Holding space for a family to welcome a new baby is sacred work, which can bring us both transcendent connection and soul-shaking discomfort.  I support self-awareness and personal growth in the doulas I train, mentor, and work with. Deep self-care and healing are essential among those whose work involves caring for new families. I am here to guide you as you find your way in this beautiful, challenging, life-changing vocation.

 

 


My Certifications

Advanced Certified Birth Doula, DONA International

Birth Doula Trainer, DONA International

Certified Childbirth Educator, Lamaze International

Certified Lactation Specialist, Lactation Education Consultants


Additional Training and Experience

Empowered VBAC with Melissa Larimer, LMT, Flora Massage and Wellness Services

Spinning Babies Parent Educator Training

HealthConnect One Birth Equity Leadership Academy Faculty and Community-Based Doula Trainer

When Survivors Give Birth Local Provider Training

Stillbirthday Online Bereavement Doula Certification Program

Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Components of Care Certificate Training