Giving birth is one of the most intimate and powerfully transforming experiences for a woman and her family. Supporting them in this journey of pregnancy, the wonder of childbirth and the beauty of integrating their new little one into their lives is truly an honor.Let's Connect
What I do as a doula is, in many ways, what I have been doing my entire life. For as long as I can remember, I have had an innate desire to mother and care for babies. I can remember being in awe of babies when I was six years old, begging to help in the nursery at church. I grew into being a mother’s helper at a young age, babysitter, church volunteer, daycare teacher, and nanny. Eventually, I was excited to support friends in their pregnancy, birth and postpartum, gave birth to my own three babies, and was able to be a birth and postpartum doula for my daughter. It has been a constant theme in my life to be focused on loving and caring for babies and their families.
Since the age of 20, I have worked in various medical environments, providing comfort and safety for people as they navigated getting the care they needed for their bodies. Having worked at Virginia Mason Medical Center for 25 years, I know how to create a safe environment, support and ease for women in vulnerable moments when they need it the most. In 2021, I officially became a birth and postpartum doula at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr. Being able to combine these passions, to serve families as they experience one of the greatest miracles of life, is what makes me feel alive. It is what I believe I was created for.
I have lived in the Seattle area all my life. I have been married almost 30 years. I have two grown children who are married, a 14-year-old son and an adorable little grandson. My favorite times are when we can be all together.
I am committed to helping mothers feel supported, be heard and empowering them to do what they were created to do. I am also excited to help families create a smooth transition into their new life together with their newborn. Giving birth is one of the most intimate and powerfully transforming experiences for a woman and her family. Supporting them in this journey of pregnancy, the wonder of childbirth and the beauty of integrating their new little one into their lives is truly an honor.