I was originally called to birthwork when I was in high school. I had grown up listening to my own birth story and the alternative choices that my mom had made really intrigued me. I remember perusing the aisles of Barnes & Noble and picking up Spiritual Midwifery; I was amazed by the looks of joy and ecstasy on the women's faces giving birth. This made me realize that there had to be better ways in which to serve birthing women and their babies. I decided at that point that I wanted to become a doula or a midwife. I learned that it was not yet the right timing, and the path that I took was down the road of opera singing, my other life-long passion.
Giving birth to my daughter was life-changing for me. It made me realize that birth can be the vehicle to access the all-powerful strength within us as women, and a powerful opportunity for healing. The birth of my daughter led me back toward the path that I am living now as a birth worker, and I went on to birth my son last year at home. I love being a doula because the relationships that I create with my families are so special. I always learn so much from the families that I serve, and I am so privileged to be invited to help them along the way in their journeys.
My experience led me to understand that when we have the right information and educate ourselves about the process of birth and the traditions that surround it, we take our health and our baby's health into our hands. I am so passionate about helping families know their options so that they can make informed decisions about their baby's births. This is the key to coming away from your birth being completely transformed and confident in your ability to mother. When you are an active participant in the birth of your baby, you walk away from the experience empowered. I can't wait to be a witness to your baby's unique birth journey!
As for my personal life, when I'm not at a birth or meeting with expecting families, I can be found spending time in the vegetable garden with my two children, one black cat, and nine chickens. I'm also a facilitator at Free Forest School of San Diego, which is a lot of fun. I love to cook, brew kombucha, and sing when I can. I'm the luckiest mama to be able to spend my days with my kiddos and also help other families to bring their little ones into the world.