I have attended over 240 births since becoming a birth doula in 2001. I have supported women in the hospital, home and birth center settings. I am certified through toLabor to attend women in childbirth. My trainings include toLabor (formerly ALACE), Penny Simkin, Ina May Gaskin, Spinning Babies and Acupressure with Keith Bell. My passion is educating others about natural, unmedicated childbirth and supporting those in the community who want VBAC. I started the first ICAN of Richmond chapter in 2003 and worked for six years counseling hundreds of women on their VBAC journeys. I received my B.A. in Women's Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have worked for over a decade to improve childbirth policies and greater access to midwives with groups such a Virginia Friends of Midwives and The VABirthPAC. I am mother to three amazing kids and have been married to my husband for 20 years! I love supporting my children in their love of visual arts, music, theater, and soccer. My hobbies include reading, knitting and making herbal medicine.
Please feel free to contact me with questions concerning my fees or to set up an interview. I look forward to hearing from you!