As of April 1, 2014, I will offer my doula and lactation support services exclusively through AustinBorn.  I’ll still be blogging here, but doing my work with moms, partners, and babies there.

photo courtesy of Shelley Moon Photography

I am a DONA-certified birth doula located in Austin, Texas, and I have been attending births since 2011. I believe that birth is a transformative experience for mothers and their partners. I gave birth to my first child in the Netherlands, where the nurturing and encouragement I received from so many women there inspired me to become a doula; now I strive to give that kind of unconditional support to families so that they can be confident in making the choices that are right for them.  I have extensive training as a hospital chaplain in providing a calm, non-anxious presence in all circumstances.  My hospital chaplain experience has also prepared me to work as a team with doctors and nurses, while ensuring that my client’s voice is heard in a busy medical environment.  I hope that you will look around my website, check out my blog, and contact me with your questions.