Doula Service

I have been a working professional for nearly 2 decades in the field of experiential education as a leader, director and now counselor for international student programs. I have been privileged to officiate weddings, baby blessings and other rites of passage. My husband and I travel the world in pursuit of adventure, reflection and connection. And, I had a beautiful pregnancy, birth and baby girl in the winter of 2010.

I continue to be drawn – personally and professionally – into places where I can be of service by helping to create, facilitate and support experiences for others that are intentional, authentic, creative, joyful and deeply personal.

The pervasive North American phenomena of liberally-offered stereotypes, fear-led admonishments or passively accepted absolutes about any or all things “baby” is not a story I want written for me nor one I want to write for myself. In pregnancy, I knew I had to find and surround myself by those who – like me – embraced the essential beauty, power, health, humanity and individuality of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Early on I was blessed to come in contact with a few very special doulas, midwives and childbirth educators. Their collective wisdom solidified what I felt to be possible, and what I believed myself to be capable of. The role each played in my journey was foundational, and I knew the moment my daughter emerged that this was a legacy of caregivers I wanted to join. One year later I completed a birth doula training. Two years later I started co-facilitating prenatal care groups at a midwifery center.

It is my humble honor to support a birthing mother and her partner in this most sacred passage. Being a doula is an opportunity for me to be of service throughout their process of envisioning, trusting and manifesting the birth they most desire. And what a privilege to be among the educators and caregivers who are actively spreading the knowledge, hope and reality of safer, healthier and more joyful births.

Please contact me at if you would like to share your own story of pregnancy and birth, or if you are interested in learning more about working with a doula. Every woman has a birth story worth wanting and writing for herself.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nunia Mafi Silver
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 10:50:56

    It will be an honor to have you assist in the birth of our second child. I feel even more confident this time around knowing that you will be with us through this next journey (and beyond). Beautiful website. xo


  2. Sheldon.
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 12:55:36

    Now I want to have a baby so that you can be my Dula.



  3. Judy
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 21:47:13

    This is very exciting! We were blessed with a wonderful doula at the births of both our girls. She helped in so many countless ways. Knowing you as I do, I am sure that you will be an amazing, supportive and caring doula. This is a perfect fit!


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