I'm a mother of 4 wonderful children. I personally had all different kinds of births, from the hospital birth with the epidural, a natural birth in a hospital, to a water birth in a German krankenhaus (hospital) and my youngest was born at home in water with a midwife.
My desire to be a doula started as a small child, but my true passion for this work began with the birth of a dear friend's baby. Since then, I have worked as a birth doula in Texas, Germany, North Carolina and Colorado. I have worked with many different birth styles. This includes, but is not limited to: hospital birth, birth center, home birth, induction, medicated, un-medicated, VBAC, twins, teens, military families and adoption. I have been a birth doula for over 8 years. I am a professionally trained doula with DONA International and with TOLABOR. I am also currently going to school to become a midwife and loving it!
I truly enjoy being a doula and supporting families as they add a member to their family. I feel that it is very important and I truly love being able to adapt to each family, to each situation, and to each contraction; working to meet each of their individual needs.
I think my favorite moment as a doula is being blessed by watching the joy in the parents' faces the moment they get to see, touch and kiss their beautiful baby for the first time!