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.
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 with the intent to pursue a career in the medical field. I 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 help 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.