Growing up, my family had three dogs and when I was 17, one of them gave birth. She and I were really close and when she started labor, she ran and jumped onto my lap. I didn't know what was going on until her water broke. My mom and I were her birth assistants. It was an amazing experience to watch her give birth and to sway and rock with her. Ever since then, I've been invested in assisting the birth process.
I took my doula training course in March 2013 and have attended 32 births since then. I gave birth to my son, in November of 2014. That experience solidified my belief that bodies are amazing, and to trust your instincts.
I became a certified childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor, and postpartum doula in 2015. I serve San Diego County, and surrounding areas. I believe that no matter where or how a woman gives birth, it is a sacred and life changing event. My passion is to support women in that journey.
Certified Physical Health Educator - taught by Tara Chappell from the Community School of Midwifery
Certified Postpartum Doula - taught by Stacie Nelson from the Community School of Midwifery
Certified Breastfeeding Educator - taught by Julie Johnson, IBCLC from the Community School of Midwifery
Certified Childbirth Educator - taught by Melissa Chappell from Community School of Midwifery
Completed DONA Labor Doula Training - taught by Kristi Ridd-Young with Midwives College of Utah
Cultural Competency Certificate - taught by Aisha Al Hajjar with Midwives College of Utah