Growing up, I was fascinated with the woman’s body, its ability to transform during pregnancy, and the power and strength it could acquire during childbirth. When I started my college education, I felt even more drawn to the labor and delivery as I gained more knowledge and insight about the process. In 2008, I had the pleasure of experiencing birth with the arrival of my son. That experience solidified my future goals and I knew that the birth room was where I was destined to be so that I could help and support other women in their own journey.
My focus as a doula is to offer empathy, compassion, and physical and emotional support for the mother, father, and family during labor and delivery. I believe every woman has the ability to deliver the way she desires and I strive to help support her with her own choices. Every birth is unique and I believe in the power of the woman’s body to let her know the best ways to labor. I offer support in any way she chooses, as much or as little as needed. I aim to keep the room a safe and comfortable space for the woman and her family.
In August 2013, I completed my training through a DONA International workshop and was invited to join PDX Doulas in July 2014. I am currently a student at OHSU in the School of Nursing to get my BSN and my long-term goal is to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.
I grew up in Yakima, WA and moved to Portland in 2006 and now consider myself an Oregonian. I enjoy reading and playing games with my son as well as coaching his soccer team. He is the joy of my life. I also enjoy hiking and backpacking as much as possible and practicing hot yoga.