Labor Doula and midwife's apprentice
My call to this field comes from my own personal journey as a young woman, coupled with experiences serving in El Salvador for the past 4 years. I empathize with the plight of teenage girls whose poverty and vulnerability leave them uneducated about their bodies and susceptible to premature motherhood. The traumatic stories of preventable harm done to women and babies has moved me to respond.
The need for competent and humanizing care exists all over the world, and I’m committed to being a part of the solution. I believe with my whole heart that a society full of confident young women and healthy mothers has invaluable worth and a reverberating, historical impact.
I’m a trained postpartum doula through NOVA Birth Services and have been serving families in this capacity since 2014. In 2016, I completed training as a labor doula with NOVA Birth Services. I have had formal education in maternal health and labor, birth, and postpartum classes, and am currently training as a midwife's apprentice.