Birth and Postpartum Doula
Nurturing your new family is my passion! I am dedicated to supporting your choices to help you achieve a healthy, satisfying birth and postpartum experience as you define it.
I have trained extensively through the Academy of Certified Birth Educators in Olathe, Kansas, and received my postpartum training from Marcia Thuermer, PCD/PDT(DONA). I am an active member of Doulas of North America (DONA) International, Nurture KC (formerly the Kansas City Maternal and Child Health Coalition), and Doulas of Greater Kansas City. I have served families at home births, numerous hospitals in the KC metro area, and New Birth Company (Kansas City’s primary birth center).
While many of my clients choose natural/unmedicated labor, I also provide labor support services to birthing persons with voluntary inductions and epidurals, and I support new parents through cesarean births and VBAC (vaginal birth after a previous c-section). I encourage partner involvement where possible, and provide additional education and direction for partners during pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum. As well as birth and postpartum doula services, I offer childbirth preparation classes, birth planning assistance and consulting throughout the childbearing year, and specialized services for LGBTQIA+ families.
Please reach out and let me know how I can help you make the most of your birth journey.