I Love What I Do[ula]!

Hello!  I am a birth and postpartum doula based in Winston-Salem and I travel to Statesville, Charlotte, Greensboro and surrounding areas for birth.


My philosophy is that birth and the postpartum period are a melding of history and experiences with cutting edge scientific research. We have access to historical records of birthing/mothering practices as well as living mentors in our mothers and grandmothers.  We are also lucky to live in an era of information technology, advancements in maternal medicine and invaluable research studies at our disposal.  Your best outcome for a healthy birth and baby will happen when you draw information from all of these mediums and decide what is best for your family.  As your doula, I will guide you in these decisions and support you in whatever conclusions you reach for yourself.


University of Wisconsin-Madison               '07
B.A. Sociology and Women's Studies
DONA Birth Doula Training                          '08
Instructor: Patty Brennan C4CBY  Ann Arbor
DONA Postpartum Doula Training             '09
Instructor: Kate Stroud                   Ann Arbor
Lactation and Breastfeeding Ed                  '09
Instructor: Barbara Robertson      Ann Arbor
Birth Arts International                                 '17
Postpartum Doula Training                  Online
Bebo Mia Sleep Educator Certification      '18
Instructor: Brandie Hadfield                 Online
Bereavement Doula Training                       '18
Stillbirthday                                             Online

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