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The word "doula" comes from Ancient Greek, meaning "a woman who serves." I am a doula, a servant, one who seeks to help new families in practical ways. I am trained to provide emotional, physical and informational support to families in the postpartum period. I am thoughtful, calm and have a straightforward demeanor. I excel at supporting others and enjoy being able to help the birth parent create a space for self care and sleep, and to find ways for the whole family to bond. I provide encouragement, a listening ear, and a desire to come alongside you in your journey of parenthood.

I trained with the Simkin Center at Bastyr in July of 2020 and am steadily enhancing my education in classes designed to support new families in the perinatal period as well as those experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. Currently I am focusing on lactation and am pursuing education toward becoming an IBCLC. I am a Certified Postpartum Doula through NAPS and am working toward international certification with DONA. I am also a Certified Lactation Consultant through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. I have two children who gave me experience being a mom and humility to know that just as every child is different, there is no one "right way" to parent. I am here to support you as you find your own way to nurture and care for your child.

I have lived in Seattle for 25 years and love the Pacific Northwest. My favorite place to spend time is in the North Cascades and my family and I enjoy hiking and camping in the summer. Other hobbies are snowboarding, literature and gardening. I love coffee and soft clothing. I have a strong faith background and experience leading a Moms in Prayer group as well as Bible Study Fellowship. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years and volunteered many hours with preschool and elementary aged children. I love to cook and am highly capable at modifying meals for diet restrictions.

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  • June of 1999: BA in Communications, New Media and Technology, University of Washington.

  • July of 2020: Postpartum Doula Training, Simkin Center at Bastyr University.

  • January 2021: When Survivors Give Birth Workshop taught by Phyllis Klaus and Penny Simkin.

  • Feb 2021: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Advocacy Workshop with DONA.

  • Jan 2021: Currently studying to be a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate, taught by Nneka Hall.

  • January 2021: Member of NAPS, Certified as a Postpartum Doula in September of 2021.

  • January 2021: Member of DONA, working toward certification.

  • July 2021: Studying to be a Certified Lactation Counselor with the Healthy Children Project's Center for Breastfeeding.

  • July 2021: Hired by The Perfect Push and Wee Welcome Doulas as an independent contractor; being mentored by Rue Khosa and Jen Hamilton.

  • February 2022: Certified Lactation Counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.

  • May-September 2022: Lactation Intern at Nurturing Expressions

  • November 2022: 13 CERP hours through Evergreen Perinatal Education, "Clinical Applications in Lactation Care."

  • In Progress: 45 hours toward 90 total of the Lactation Consultant Bridge Course through Lactation Education Resources.

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  • 2008-13 Mars Hill Church Children's Ministry, worked with multiple age groups from ages 2 through 10.

  • 2009-11 Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Guest Services

  • 2017-20 Moms In Prayer Leader

  • 2017-19 John Knox Community Preschool Volunteer and Substitute

  • 2020-21 Bible Study Fellowship Leader

  • 2015-20, 2022 Grace Church Children's Ministry, work with multiple age groups from ages 2 through 10.

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