Located in Rumson, New Jersey, I am a DONA trained doula. My service area extends about 50 miles out from my home location to include Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean and surrounding counties in the Central Jersey & Jersey Shore areas.
It is the responsibility of a doula to offer support in childbirth. I respect however you choose to give birth and am here to assist you and support you in your decisions. I will provide you with information, tools and resources that will allow you to make your choices confidently and ensure that you are well prepared to have your best possible experience. In my practice, I focus on serving women and families compassionately and without judgement. I feel that the birth of a child is a sacred family experience that deserves an atmosphere filled with respect and absent of fear.
Education and Training
I have always had a deep rooted passion for helping others, as well as a fascination with the human body and the magic of childbirth. Fueled by this love of the human body and desire to help others, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and spent several years as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant working with children with disabilities as well as elderly and terminally ill clients. I have a wide range of experience providing physical and emotional support to people in various settings including hospitals and their own homes.
The search for a career that would allow me to serve families has led me to become a DONA trained doula working toward full certification. I believe strongly that our connections with one another give our human experience meaning, and these connections start at birth (or even before). As a doula, it is my goal to help families bring their little ones into a loving, connected environment so that they can get the best start possible.
Personal Birth Experience
My husband and I have three daughters – our oldest was born in a free standing birth center and our twins were born via Cesarean. These two experiences were very different in many ways, but each experience showed me that when a woman is provided with information, options, and loving support, birth can be a transforming and empowering experience in any setting. Throughout each of these experiences, I was provided with knowledgeable, nurturing support. It is my goal to pass this gift of support on to other families as they enter into their own birth.