I've always been drawn to pregnant bellies and babies. Even as a child I remember wanting to hold newborns and being in awe of pregnant bellies. My earliest memory that involved an inquiry into birth was after I saw the movie "The Blue Lagoon." There's a scene where Brooke Shields' character gives birth in a squat position under a tree on a remote island. My curiosity ran wild as I asked tons of questions. Fast forward 15 years... I'm surrounded by friends who are pregnant and am so in awe of the miracle occurring within their bodies...and have to admit, am a little jealous as well. During this time I made the decision to become a yoga teacher and to make prenatal yoga my focus. I was paired up with an amazing mentor who in addition to being a prenatal yoga instructor, is also a Doula, a Lactation Consultant, and a Student Midwife. My true educational journey involving birth and pregnancy really began here.
$0 Currently, my goals and dreams are hard to contain because I have so much passion for birth surging through me. In addition to being certified as a Birth Doula and Hypno-Doula, I am also pursuing certification as a PostPartum Doula as well as a Breast Feeding Counselor. I am also a Student Midwife at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and a volunteer Client Advocate and Childbirth Educator at BirthChoices in Long Beach.$0
$0If you don't see your city on the "cities served" list, contact me. I generally travel up to 60 miles to assist women in giving birth.$0