Pictured with me are my two lovely daughters and my wonderful husband.
Ibecame interested in childbirth when I became pregnant with my first baby. I did a lot of reading and realized that I did not have to rely on medication to get me through birth. I took natural childbirth classes with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth® which helped my husband and I tremendously. After the birth of my second child, I knew that I wanted to share my knowledge and passion for birth to other couples and became a certified natural childbirth Instructor with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth ®. I have been teaching since 1990. I have changed my affliation in 2012 and became certifed through Informed Beginnings as a certifed childbirth instructor.
I am also a former HypnoBirthing® instructor from 2000-2010.
Throughout my teaching career, I have supported couples in my classes during their births. In 2007, I decided to officially certify as a labor doula through DONA® International.
I am a former member of the ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association).
I hold an Associates of Arts degree.
Besides my birth work, I hold a full time job, enjoy working out, reading, ballroom dancing, and gardening.
Attended Spinning Babies Workshop 2013
Attended Dona Conference 2013
Atteneded a Rebozo Training 2012
Certified with Informed Beginnings 2012
Attended a Brio Birth Teacher Training 2011
Attended an AAHCC® teacher training refresher 2010
Participated in a Teleclass on Pushing 2009
Participated in a Teleclass on Breastfeeeding 2009
Attended a DONA Doula Training Refresher 2009
Attended an AAHCC® teacher training refresher 2008
Attended the HypnoBirthing® Practitioner Training 2008
Managing Posterior and Back Labor Tips and Techniques 2008
Attended a DONA Doula Training 2007
The ICEA Conference for two days 2007
The HypnoBirthing® Professional Labor Companion Two-Day Workshop in 2005
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