I have been a birth doula since 1988 and a Bradley childbirth instructor and postpartum doula (PCD [DONA]) since 1996. I became a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2007. My last certification was 2009 when I became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).
I worked at a local area hospital after graduating from nursing school, however with my background as a doula I quickly found that hospital births were not for me. I attended a birth at The Birth Center in 2008 and knew I was at home with birth - this was the place for me! I have been attending many of the births and also providing many of the early follow up home visits with the families for which I attended in labor.
I have two children. My son, born in 1988, is a married and has one child with another coming. My daughter, born in 1990, is pursuing her acting career in Los Angeles. My husband and I have been married since 1987, through which time he has always supported my journey in helping women and their families through their childbearing years.