My formal education includes an M.A. in Public Service, and certifications in NLP, Therapeutic Coaching® and Hypnotherapy. I am a certified Infant Massage and HynoMothering® Instructor. My informal education includes being the mother of five adult children, born with no drugs and no interventions, and the grandmother of nine, soon to be ten little ones. I am a lifelong educator and student. I believe my training and my positive attitude will help parents transition more easily into their "new normal" life with their baby.
Birthing As Nature Intended - I am a certified B.A.N.I. instructor and I will help you prepare for a safe and peaceful birth. Learn how you and your baby work
PCD(DONA) I am a certified Postpartum Doula and I will help you feel more informed and comfortable during your pre/post delivery days.
I have worked with families, children, and infants for nearly 40 years. I would be honored to serve your family before and/or after the birth of your baby or babies.
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As a certified Postpartum Doula in your service, I will work to see that you are comfortable and worry-free, so you may bond with your baby. Preparing meals, doing light housework, and helping with older children and pets etc., are all part of the deal. Tips on breastfeeding, time management and ways to relax are also. Moving forward calmly and confidently, while taking time to learn about and enjoy your newest family member is my wish for you.
Preparing your mind for the birth you want is extremely important! Women have been taught so much negativity regarding birth. Your body, most likely, will follow nature's law, if your mind would simply let it! Erasing childbirth fears, learning relaxation techniques and knowing exactly what you want, will help you have a peaceful and elegant birth. The female body does an excellent job of giving birth.