My Doula Work with You
I am a peaceful, thoughtful, and joyful person who will support you in your birth without judgement. During our prenatal visits I will get to know you and your vision for your birth. We will talk about what you want and what you want to avoid on your birth day. I will share resources, comfort techniques, and knowledge of the process of birth. Our conversations will allow you to explore your feelings about this birth and life with baby and learn evidence-based information, with the goal of helping you feel calm, prepared, and confident.
During your labor and birth, I will provide exactly the support that you need to help you feel at ease, confident, and loved. The support takes many forms depending on the birthing person (and the moment :) ) but could include massage, words of encouragement, counter pressure, providing water, nourishment, or cool compresses, sharing information, bearing witness and keeping calm.
Birth Doula services include:
complimentary initial consultation
two 2-hour prenatal visits
continuous support during labor, birth, and immediately postpartum
one 1-hour postpartum visit
unlimited communication via text, email, and/or phone from the moment our contract is signed
24 hours per day availability beginning at 38 weeks and until your baby is born
I support families in all settings (hospital, home, birth center) regardless of mode (vaginal birth with or without medication, cesarean birth) in the greater Boston area (Metrowest, Central MA, North Shore, Boston).
I would love to learn if I'm the doula for you, or help you find someone who is. I look forward to meeting you!
My Path to Doula Work
The birth of my son (and later, my two daughters) was an amazing and powerful experience, made perfect by the support of my loving husband and calming sister. That life-changing, intense, and positive event inspired me to become a birth doula; to be a sister-like presence for other families, who shares in the trust of a mother’s intuition and patience for the process of birth.
I am mom to three fantastic kiddos and wife to a talented woodworker/cabinet maker and certified herbalist. We moved from Boston to our Acton home to enjoy a “quieter pace” in 2017. Life is chaotic - with play, work, and house projects abound - and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Birth Doula Training
M.A. Developmental Science