I'm so glad you're here!
Hello and congratulations on your growing family! I am a mom to three amazing children – Malone, Beau & Jocelyn (twins!), and wife to a sweet “Kentucky Boy”. Born and raised in Michigan, I am a graduate of the University of Iowa and Indiana University, and serve as Director of a local non-profit, The Maternal Wellness Program. And I'm proud to say that in 2019 & 2020 I was voted #1 Postpartum Doula and #3 Birth Doula by GRKids!
My introduction to motherhood was challenging. I struggled with infertility, postpartum depression/anxiety and a difficult first birth. All these moments in my life set me on my path and passion for birth & postpartum support, and maternal mental health. Trained as a DONA birth and postpartum doula, my goal is to support, educate and empower individuals and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum periods through customized & continuous education and support. Whether it's your first birth, our last, a planned cesarean or VBAC, I provide gentle, encouraging support that is unique to each client’s hopes and wants towards a satisfying pregnancy, birth & postpartum experience.
In my free moments, I enjoy spending time with my family, a good cup of coffee, TaCoS (yum!), the sound of wind-chimes, Lake-life, music, traveling, dancing in my kitchen, Harry Potter, Iowa Hawkeyes and Fall weather!
I am proud to support and/or be actively involved in several local and national agencies, organizations and nonprofits that support our birth & motherhood community, families, and the well-being of others.