Services Offered: Labor Doula, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Bereavement Doula
I began my journey to becoming a doula in 2013. Shortly after the birth of my oldest child didn’t go the way I expected, I started researching Doulas and what they do. I knew at that time that I wanted to become a Doula, but living in a very rural area in Southern Oregon, I knew that it would be very difficult for me to get trained as a Doula, and there were no Doulas that I was aware of in the region at that time. I decided at that time that I would do what I could to meet the DONA certification requirements in case the opportunity for me to train ever came up. I read many books on birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and infant care and did a lot of independent research; I started a local online breastfeeding group and peer counseled women who were facing issues during their breastfeeding journey.
In November of 2015, my husband, son, and I relocated to Northwest Arkansas. I gave birth to my second child in 2016 after dealing with Secondary Infertility for 2 years. I was able to utilize the help of a Fertility Doula to help me conceive my Second child. Because I was so far away from family, I had to return to “daily life” much shorter after giving birth in order for my household to not suffer detrimentally. At this point, I began looking into Postpartum Doulas and how to become one and trained shortly after.
I believe that the best birth is the one where the birthing person feels safe and comfortable. When you hire me, you can be assured that I will support you in whatever decisions you make in the birthing room, or once you return home. I have a wealth of unbiased resources and information and I like to approach every situation with patience, confidence, and a little bit of humor. Being a new parent (or a new second+ time parent) is hard! It is my hope for every client, that I can make whatever is happening right now a little bit easier so that you can focus on the fun aspects of having a new baby.