I have been a postpartum doula in the Seattle area for the past ten years. In the Spring of 2011, I completed a DONA-approved postpartum training through Seattle Midwifery at Bastyr University. In February 2016, I attended my DONA approved birth doula training with Big Belly Services.
My postpartum work in the past decade has been incredibly fulfilling and every family I work with teaches new things about parenthood and love for a newborn. It is one of the greatest honors of my life to be welcomed into the homes and lives of new parents as their birth or postpartum doulas. When I started this work, I thought the best part would be all the baby snuggles. In reality, it is the connection with other parents and the opportunity to see them go from “surviving” to “thriving” that truly humbles me.
In 2019, I had my own daughter and had to relearn everything I knew about newborns and parenthood from the first person experience. My new role as a mother has reinvigorated my passion as a doula to support other parents in their journey to grow their family.