Postpartum DoulaServices Offered: Antepartum doula, Labor Support, Multiples Support, Postpartum Support, Trained Childbirth Educator, Trained Labor Doula, Trained Postpartum Doula, VBAC Classes, Waterbirth Support
Location: Kent WA US
I have been involved with birthing since 1983 with the birth of my first son. I was a Labor Coach from 1983-1986, helping 100+ women through labor and delivery. I also taught Childbirth classes and lactation. Then I took some years off to raise my five children. I maintained touch in the delivery room and at home births while attending and coaching my friends who were having babies. When my youngest daughter turned 12, I made the transition back into the world of birthing.
In 1999, I found that I have a natural ability to calm a fussy baby, and that began my desire to help women in the postpartum period. My formal training was in 2013 and since then I have been supporting women more during this time than in birth, although I still support family members and repeat moms for birth doula services.
My passion is women mentoring women. In everything I do, I try to pass my experience on to others. So if I am making jam, helping a woman birth her baby, calming a baby, teaching a parent how to swaddle their baby, creating a henna design, making soap, or working on relationships, I’m always trying to learn, and pass on what I have learned. I believe we all have something to give and something to receive, and in that process we can make this a better world. I believe women can work together in cooperation and camaraderie instead of competition and cat fighting. We need each other.
I’m a Christian and am very spiritual, but not at all religious. My faith has an impact on everything I do and influences the choices I make each day. I am a breast cancer survivor. In 1999, I was treated for two types of breast cancer. I truly believe everyday I live, I experience the gift of life. I live in Kent, WA and work primarily in South King County, Seattle, and the Eastside, but am willing to travel depending on your circumstances.