I began my work in the birth world as a postpartum doula in 2016 after completing a DONA postpartum doula training. When I first started to learn more about postpartum doulas, I wished that I had known about this kind of support when my daughter was born! I also thought “Wow, that is the perfect job for me!” Since I was a child, I have loved helping others. I have always been drawn to working with children and families. My job experience includes working in child care centers, preschools, and as a nanny. After having my own daughter, I realized how important it is to be supported during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Working with newly postpartum families and newborn babies has taught me so much! It has opened my eyes to other ways of supporting families during their pregnancy and postpartum. In the spring of 2018, I completed a course to become a certified lactation educator counselor (CLEC) through the University of California San Diego. In June of 2018, I took another DONA training to become a birth doula! Supporting families and helping them to feel supported, educated, and empowered about their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and feeding experiences is one of my passions! I am especially drawn to supporting strong attachment and bonding between parents and their new baby, as well as pregnancy/postpartum mental and emotional health.
I live in Minneapolis with my husband and our curious, strong-willed, hilarious four-year-old daughter. As a family, we love traveling, camping, hiking and exploring outside. I love watching local live music, wandering around the city, as well as cooking (and eating!) delicious food. I love learning about pregnancy, birth, and parenting and am always excited to learn more!
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Trainings and Experience
DONA Postpartum Doula training – September 2016
Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED training – October 2016
LGBTQ Positive Doula training – April 2017
Laid Back Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals training – November 2017
Supporting Clients Experiencing Loss training – March 2018
UCSD Certified Lactation Educator Counselor training – Spring 2018
11th Annual Beyond the Baby Blues Conference – June 2018
DONA Birth Doula training – June 2018
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Babywearing photo by Kaitlin Mackenzie Photography