who i am
I am a mother, daughter, sister, farmer, doula, and aspiring midwife.
In 2017 I completed my studies with the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance, working through their midwifery course towards becoming a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife). After completion of my coursework, I began apprenticing with two local home birth midwives at Sacred Birth Midwifery . I am currently still working with them and working towards my midwifery certification.
I completed my doula training with TOLabor in 2014.
I am CPR certified
and certified in neonatal resuscitation.
I was interested in doula work before I became pregnant with my first baby, and was very committed to natural childbirth. I have always been a great believer that our bodies should be able to do the things they were designed to do - thus it came with great surprise how hard it was to give birth to my first son. I left his birth feeling hurt and dis-empowered. I felt like this could not be the way that birth should feel- and felt certain there was another way. This led me deeper into my desire to work as a doula - and through this work I began taking classes with the Massachusetts Midwifery Alliance. Amidst my work and my classes, I gave birth to my second son - and had the experience of an empowering and beautiful birth- one that I will cherish forever. I believe all women can have a birth they feel empowered by - no matter what the outcome. It is now through the births and pregnancies of other women- that I am reminded how strong and special- as women- we are. I am grateful to all the mothers who choose to share their experience with me. In turn - my hope is to provide them with the information, nurturing, and guidance so that their birth(s) have the potential to bring them joy and confidence in who they are.