I am a mother of two amazing Hypno-babies. I am passionate about birth, and when I'm not being mommy to my kiddos, it is my goal to help as many families as I can, experience the same kind of joy and empowerment I did when I gave birth to my precious little ones.
My journey to becoming a doula and birth educator began when I was trying to conceive my first child, realizing after much research, that giving birth as peacefully and gently as possible, with as few interventions as possible, was the right path for me. When I became pregnant with my daughter, my feelings and desires for birth empowerment grew stronger, and owning my experience was paramount, as I knew it would be the story I'd tell and retell for the rest of my life. I wanted the people around me, and supporting me, to be partners in my journey, to reinforce the confidence I was fostering and to give the full respect that I knew my baby and I needed and deserved in this very precious time for us.
After choosing the right care providers for me, next I knew that I wanted to take a birth education course, and after discovering Hypnobabies, I knew that I'd also found the right program. It connected to my inner feelings that birth was beautiful and something to be enjoyed, that it wasn't the scary, horrible and just "something to get through" ordeal it was commonly made out to be. Hypnobabies spoke to my inner mind's knowledge that my body knows how to give birth and that I am strong, capable and powerful. They were exactly the affirmations that I needed to hear, over and over, to guide me along my way to my baby's birth-day. I was faced with many questions and raised eyebrows when approached about my pregnancy and birth choices, and I quickly found that I was becoming a natural childbirth advocate; educating anyone that might be interested. I had always felt deep down that I was meant to do something important, something meaningful and life changing, but it took this monumental time in my life to fully realize where my voice was strongest and would be the most effective.
It wasn't long after my daughter’s birth that the pull to help other pregnant and birthing women grew strong, and there was no denying that I had to shift gears and find a career where my passion was pulling me. Becoming a doula and birth educator were a natural fit for me, and as soon as my doula training was complete, I started working with Hypnobabies couples and became a Hypnobabies instructor not long ther after. After 7 years as a Hypno-doula and 5 as an instructor, I suddenly felt a strong and undeniable calling to serve my clients and students in new and deeper ways. Because hypnosis had been the emphasis of my own birthings as well as my work for more than 10 years, I realized I could serve the greater community by becoming a certified Hypnotherapist, and begin to help heal not just the amazing women who invited me on their birthing journeys, but ALL women seeking the type of healing, guidance and empowerment that the art and science of hypnotherapy can provide. My calling in this life is to help, heal and empower women. It has been an utmost privilege and honor to serve my community in this way, and I look forward to many more years serving women in their pregnancy, birthing, and life journeys.