I’m a DONA-certified doula and writer currently based in Albuquerque, NM. I’ve been involved in childcare (as a babysitter and nanny) for the majority of my life and, as the daughter of a former NICU nurse, have always had an interest in pregnancy, birth, and babies. Since I also identify strongly as a feminist, becoming a doula seemed like a natural fit for my interests and passions.
In addition to my doula work, I work as a freelance writer and teacher.
I strive for a supportive, non-judgmental approach to birth. I became a doula to support pregnant people and their families in making their own choices and in feeling empowered about their birthing experiences—whether that means a planned home birth, a totally unmedicated hospital birth, or a scheduled Caesarean section. I believe that a birthing person should have the birth they want. As a doula, I do not judge your choices. I’m there to support you in the best decision for you, your baby, and your family.
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth, or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.