About Me

I am a DONA certified birth doula servicing the San Diego County area.

The decision to become a birth doula has been life-changing for me and I’m eager to share my passion for prenatal preparation, labor and postpartum support with families throughout San Diego County.  After spending 21 years working in the commercial real estate industry and raising two sons with my husband,  I experienced a life event which prompted me to reexamine what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  My epiphany was simple:  I wanted to be of service to others, and what better way to do that than to assist families during one of the most significant experience of their lives?  It’s a rare privilege to bear witness to the wonder of childbirth and hold space for birthing people during their incredible journey; my commitment is to continue to cultivate my skills in order to provide the most comprehensive support I can, whether it be informational, physical, emotional or spiritual.  My goal is to help birthing people have an empowering birth experience so that they can meet their baby with confidence, assured in the knowledge that they inherently possess the wisdom to face the challenges of childbirth and parenthood with poise and grace.

Aside from my doula practice, I’m also active in the San Diego improv community, both performing and teaching improv.  My husband and I have a 1987 VW Westfalia we’ve dubbed ‘Captain Ron Burgundy’ and have fallen in love with camping and road trips.  We enjoy spending time with our adult sons immensely and have a cat named Eno who is a mischief maker.

Education:

Birth Doula- DONA Certified (2019)

Breastfeeding Guidelines for Doulas (2018)

Birth Doula Continuing Education Series- Birth Education Center (2019)

Spinning Babies (featuring Rebozo techniques)  (2019)

Acupressure Techniques (2019)

Hypnobirthing (2019)

Massage for Labor (2019)

Breastfeeding for Doulas (2020)

Virtual Doula Certification (2020)

Microbiome Mini-Course (2020)

Hypnobabies Trained Doula (2020)

ICEA Childbirth Educator Workshop (2021)

Sleep Basics for Birth Workers (2021)

How to Help Families Get Evidence Based Care Course (2021)

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Evidence Based Care Course (2021)

Trained in using TENS for Labor (2021)

Volunteering:

Operation Doula- Balboa Medical Center

UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program (Jacobs Medical Center & UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest)

Mentor at UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Program (12 trainees have shadowed with me to date)

Recognition:

Doula of the Quarter – UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program, Q3 2019

Memberships to professional organizations include:

Evidence Based Birth® Professional Membership

  I’m fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have received 2 booster shots