I am a professionally trained and DONA Certified, Postpartum Doula and ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator. I am driven by the knowledge that successful birth and postpartum outcomes are greatly enhanced when parents have support.
I provide overnight newborn care, labor support and private childbirth classes to families in the greater Los Angeles area. I collaborate with parents to develop individualized care solutions specific to their lifestyle, birth plan and delivery outcomes.
I have experience working with full-term babies, twins and preemies. My area of care includes hospital births, inductions, planned cesareans, emergency cesareans and home-births.
I have personal experience with unexpected birth outcomes. My first child, a son, was born at 26 weeks gestation, which resulted in a 10-week stay in the NICU. Through this experience I worked with many leading pediatric professionals in the Los Angeles area. With their dedicated care and support, my son thrived.
This experience showed me how critical it is for mothers and babies to have a solid support network after birth to help them navigate any issues that may arise.
My second child, a daughter, was born full-term. However, near the end of what was supposed to be a natural labor, we experienced a sudden cord prolapse, which resulted in an emergency delivery. Although this did not fit my birth preferences, it further solidified my belief in the necessity of having excellent postpartum care.
Even with natural deliveries, a doula can help ensure that the first few weeks and months with your new baby are joyous for the whole family. An extra pair of hands can ease the initial transition with your newborn and allow parents to relax and focus on bonding. My primary goal is for parents to have more time and energy to fully enjoy their babies.