How my love of birth began:
My husband and I took our classes at the hospital where our baby would be born. Our teacher was a lovely, warm and welcoming woman and we loved gathering our pillows and going to class each week. About two weeks after the amazingly empowering birth of our first son, I knew what I wanted to do with my life: work with pregnant women/couples! I wanted to be a tiny part of their birthing experience. I wanted them to see the power they held and the magic of birth. So I began my Childbirth Educator journey.
During these times of learning and absorbing all I could about birth, I birthed three more sons. Each one of these amazing experiences solidified my belief in the power of birth and the tremendous need for women to understand their options, and, more importantly, to feel empowered by their own experiences. Through it all, one constant has remained; my passion for and love of birth!
Since beginning my journey:
I've become a certified childbirth educator, doula, and lactation counselor. I am a Early Childhood Specialist and proudly spend my days as a Family Advocate for Early Head Start.
When not talking about birth:
I LOVE to spend time in my very large garden growing delicious food and beautiful flowers or playing with my darling Border Collies, Badger and Ruby!
Are you feeling nervous and scared about this event and want support?
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Are you a partner and don't know what to do?
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Embracing Birth is for you!!!