CURRENT STATUS: Certified Laor Doula/Trainer, Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified V-BAC Specialist, Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Certified Midwife Assistant
I live in Memphis,TN with my military spouse and 7 children. My background is in Family and Child Development and education. After graduating from Auburn University I worked as a child life therapist and then as a teacher. After giving birth to my children and working with preschool children; I had a strong desire to work in the birth world. I began certifying as a labor and postpartum doula, a childbirth educator, a placenta specialist and as a certified midwife assistant. I continue to seek all things birth to support families in this sacred journey.
After many years of working with families in pregnancy, home and hospital birth and postpartum, I’ve seen the need and desire for more families to seek help from a doula.
I’m currently working with a birth collective in my area and with various organizations to promote the availability of professional certified doulas to any person desiring the support.
It’s my hope to bring more professional doulas to my area and other parts of the country. As a former teacher and childbirth educator I want to use those skills to make that happen through ProDoula.