My husband and I raised three children (my best life teachers), and we’ve shared many adventures along the way, including living in CA, TN, and NJ. Today I live with my husband and my dog and 2 cats in Folsom, CA. Reflecting on my journey, I have always loved to serve, support and advocate for parents and families. First as a pediatric nurse and volunteering with various family-based programs, and now as a birth professional in my local community. I realize that my experiences in life have led me to serve in a way I am most passionate- providing comprehensive and compassionate birth doula and lactation support along with prenatal yoga, and reiki. I am also grateful to be able to offer Mindful Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) classes, and I just became certified as a Body Ready Method Pro. This comprehensive program teaches a proactive approach to optimize the body for pregnancy, birth and recovery in postpartum. I am also trained in birth trauma prevention and in providing respectful, culturally sensitive care for LGBTQ+ families. When not at a birth or teaching a class, you may find me outside enjoying Mother Nature or creating a stained glass project. I would love the opportunity to support you as your birth doula. Please visit my website to read more about my services, professional experience, testimonials, and resources.