I have always felt a calling to women's health care, specifically learning, and helping others to learn about the body's natural processes and how to work with these through labor and birth. I have worked as a science educator for the last fourteen years, and have a background in human development and health sciences. Currently I am teaching courses at Portland State University that focus on breastfeeding support, health care choices throughout pregnancy and birth, and teen pregnancy and parenting. I also teach childbirth education classes privately and with Women's Healthcare Associates. Based on our work together prenatally, I will help you use the comfort techniques and approaches that feel right to you throughout your labor. While always being mindful of the type of birth you desire, I will honor and support your needs and decisions as they arise to help you create a positive birth experience.
I speak conversational Spanish and am an ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator and a CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator. Please email me if you are interested in adding childbirth education classes to your doula services or registering for a separate class. Thank you!