I became a mother in 2006, I remember that feeling and pressure to do it all on my own. To say it was a struggle is an understatement. I went on to have a total of 5 children. Each time I gave myself a little more grace and asked for more help. By the time I had my 5th baby I took all the help I could get. Needless to say my experience in the 4th trimester was the best the last time around.
I always knew I wanted to help others, but wasn’t sure what that looked like. I completed my degree in Social and Behavioral science but wasn’t sure where to go from there.
Then I finally found my calling, and in 2018 I trained with CAPPA to become a Postpartum Doula. I started my work in an agency setting and then launched my own business in 2019. I have served over 40 families which have included: multiples, babies with disabilities, preemies, and singletons. As many parents know there is always new and updated information when it comes to the care of a newborn, that is why I am always continuing to learn. In 2022 I became a Certified Sleep Consultant so I can continue to support families beyond the 4th trimester.
Watching families grow, and people become parents for the first, second or even third time has been a joy. I can truly say that I love what I do!