I am a wife and mother of three little ones, living in the Rochester, NY area. My first birth resulted in a cesarean delivery. I realized I didn’t want this to dictate the number of children I could have so I started to research how to achieve a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Through my research I was shocked to find how uninformed I had been before having my first baby. It was then I became passionate about empowering mothers to make fully informed decisions about their fertility, bodies and birth. I went on to deliver my next two children vaginally and unmedicated.
Prior to becoming a mother’s advocate I was a research scientist working in academia. While I left that behind to pursue my passion, I bring this research based perspective to my clients.
As a doula I have had experience in supporting mom’s through cesarean delivery, high risk pregnancy, prodromal labors, natural unmedicated vaginal deliveries, home birth and more.
I have breastfeeding experience with nursing through pregnancy, tandem nursing, supporting mom through formula supplementation to exclusively breastfeeding, nipple trauma, latch issues, pumping milk, baby led weaning, etc.
I can also help guide you with with cloth diapering and babywearing advice.
With all this experience, I have learned that what is most important is healthy and happy moms and babies.
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) by the Healthy Children Project, the premier National Certification for the United States and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) a world renowned leader in personal credentialing.
Certified Birth Doula by DONA International, the largest and most respected doula association in the world.
Spinning Babies trained by Gail Tully the midwife who developed these techniques that encourage babies to get into a good position for a more pleasant pregnancy and smoother labor.