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.
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.