I am a true Southern Girl. I love the smell of honeysuckle, sitting on a rocking chair on a wraparound porch and shelling beans.
Although it’s been awhile since I shelled beans with my Granny, I can remember it as one of my favorite things to do. Spending time with her, my Paw, my Aunt and Uncle during the summers of my childhood gave me a great respect and love for the simple things in life. My Granny and Paw were famers. Not big time farmers. Enough to feed themselves and share a bit with those in need. Being with them taught me the lessons of compassion and giving. Qualities I cherish to this day.
My husband and I have been together for 30 years. We have 4 crazy kids and 4 crazier grandchildren. Our life is never dull or boring and we love it that way. When my oldest daughter was pregnant, she asked me to be her Doula. Until that time, I had never even heard the word. I spent months researching, reading, watching YouTube videos before she gave birth. It was during this time that I felt a calling to continue with this work after my grandson was born. A new path was opened for me and I began a new life-fulfilling journey. I have been blessed to attend 2 of my grandchildren’s births as a Doula. It was such an honor to be in the presence of their miraculous arrival into this world.
Once finding this calling, I never doubted it was right for me. Each Mother that comes to me is like one of my own daughters. I want to educate, empower and encourage those that I serve. My goal as a Doula is to help a Mother have a positive birthing experience. One that she can come away from feeling that she not only actively participated in but had a voice in. I want each mother to be able to confidently rely on their own instincts and make educated decisions for their own care and that of their families. Giving birth is the scariest and happiest time in a woman’s life. Whether or not birth is at home, a hospital, or birthing center; labored through all naturally or assisted with pain medication, I feel every woman deserves a loving and supportive Doula.
Training and Certification
International Doula Institute certified Doula
DONA trained Lactation Consultant Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis. IDI Birth Doula Certification
Basic Life Support Certified
Associate in Applied Science
Focus on Paralegal studies
Specialized in criminal and domestic law