I am a DONA trained birth doula, birth assistant and CLC (Certified Lactation Consultant). I have also received birth/midwife assistant training at the historic Farm in Tennessee and with Nubia-Earth Martin.
Having had the experience of being born at home with the aid of a midwife, I grew up as a passionate advocate for reproductive rights and having the options to choose and access maternal education and care. I believe a doula can provide essential empathetic support during labor, comforting touch, and continual guidance for those seeking to more efficiently communicate with their chosen care providers. I help my clients find appropriate resources, and in choosing more inclusive and specifically trained care providers if needed.
I intensely value proactive, progressive, flexible, and strong communication. I continually seek out opportunities and educational sources to expand and challenge my knowledge of birth and supporting families prenatally and postpartum. And also strengthen my ability to provide infallible support, emotional grounding, advocacy and information to each of my clients.
I believe that childbirth is a beautiful, complex, life changing and powerful experience that most birthing persons never forget. A labor experience in which the individual feels empowered, safe, and physically and emotionally supported is essential and should always be aspired to.
Along with providing birth doula, lactation support, and placenta encapsulation services, I currently work as a tattoo artist in Brooklyn. A former sex educator, I am passionate about women's/femme sexuality, anatomy, BIPOC and LGBTQIA issues, and challenging the ways in which society influences and limits our understanding of our bodies and how we choose to use them