Before becoming a doula, I worked for several years for a public health nonprofit in Baltimore City advocating for low-income pregnant women. I helped provide education on healthy practices for pregnancy and infant care and linked the moms to community services.
After I gave birth to my first child I wanted to find a way to combine my love of working with pregnant women with the ability to stay home full time with my children. I love being a doula and supporting moms and their partners through labor to bring new life. Throughout the years I have found that one of the key roles I play in labor is as a reassuring presence to help couples know what is normal v. not normal in labor so that they can feel as calm and relaxed as possible.
In my spare time, I love traveling with my husband, eating copious amounts of ice cream, and playing my 3 children and 2 dogs.