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 Rice Lake, WI with my mom and my curious, strong-willed, hilarious six-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!
Contact me to learn more!
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
Find my profile on the Doula Match website
I am temporarily living back in my hometown of Rice Lake, WI and am excited to serve families in Northwestern Wisconsin birthing at home or in the hospital! I will be offering doula care to families in Rice Lake, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Amery, and surrounding areas! My service area includes the following counties and cities, along with others in the area.
Barron County – Rice Lake, Barron, Chetek, Cumberland, Cameron, New Auburn, Turtle Lake
Chippewa County – Chippewa Falls, Bloomer, Eau Claire
Dunn County – Menomonie, Boyceville, Colfax, Elk Mound, Ridgeland
Eau Claire County – Eau Claire, Altoona, Augusta
Polk County – St Croix Falls, Taylors Falls, Amery, Osceola, Luck, Turtle Lake
Rusk County – Ladysmith
Sawyer County – Hayward, Winter
Washburn County – Shell Lake, Spooner, Birchwood, Minong
Burnett County – Grantsburg, Siren, Webster, Danbury
Contact me to learn more about my services and availability or set up a time to discuss how I can best help your family!
Babywearing photo by Kaitlin Mackenzie Photography