I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and I love it here. I currently live in Tacoma with my wonderful husband Ken of 20 years and our three beautiful children: Ethan who is 19, Olivia who is 15, and Ezra who is 10. I love being able to help other women during their transition into motherhood and when I’m not doing doula work I love being a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy being an active member at church, watching movies with my hubby, singing, decorating, crafting, and of course doula-ing!
My first pregnancy went well but I ended up giving birth to Ethan at just 30 weeks. I had an epidural with this birth and Ethan was in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for about 6 weeks. Thank the Lord that he has had no long-term problems from being born so early. You would never know he was a preemie – he is a healthy and active young man!
My second pregnancy had some complications and I was on bed rest for a few weeks among other things. I was induced at 40 weeks and despite the induction had natural childbirth and gave birth to a very healthy red-headed baby girl! (I also had a wonderful doula for this birth)
My third pregnancy also had some complications including gestational diabetes and high blood pressure but I felt well and was induced at 37 weeks. I was 5 cm dilated when we found out Ezra was breech! We attempted to turn him, which succeeded for about one hour and then he flipped back into his “comfy” spot. He was born by c-section due to being in the breech position.
As you can see, I have personally experienced a wide variety of birth deliveries! It is my desire to bring my personal experience along with my professional doula training with me to assist you in whatever your situation happens to be, thereby providing the best possible support for you and your family.
I have been a birth doula since the fall of 2008 and have helped welcome more than 375 babies into the world. I consider it a privilege and honor to be invited into someone’s birth space. I absolutely love this work and couldn’t think of anything else I would rather do!