I am a Holistic Full Circle Doula of Color happily supporting families of all kinds in the Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR metro areas. As a Full Circle Doula, I am passionate about education when it comes to pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum and provide evidence based information to help you make informed decisions about your care. My primary focus is to give you the tools to achieve the birth and postpartum experience you desire in a positive, compassionate way and to support you and your family throughout the entire childbearing year and beyond. I believe my passion, approach, natural nurturing nature, experience, unique offerings, and knowledge, especially as a mixed race woman, allow me to help other women and families in so many unique ways.
I have attended a handful of Doula training including Mother Tree, H.E.R.B.A.L, and Shafia Monroe Consulting Full Circle Doula & Birth Companion. I am also a trained Placenta Specialist, and CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) I offer traditional postpartum healing techniques with the use of herbs such as rosemary and comfrey, the laying of hands, traditional belly binding, baby wearing, bone closing, placenta medicine, breastfeeding education and support as well as guidance in nutrition throughout pregnancy and postpartum, etc.
I like to think that I’ve always been a Doula, I just wasn’t aware that there was a name for it until I was pregnant with my second child. Attending my first birth at the age of 8, I sat right at the end of the bed eagerly watching my sister emerge, my mother made it look so easy and beautiful. It was an experience that only intensified my passion for all things birth related and I knew that I belonged in the birth world. I became a teen mom at the tender age of 18. My husband and I now have 3 wonderful children and while my birth experiences were very different from one another, each were beautiful, empowering, life changing experiences that have helped shape me into the Doula I am today. Holding space for new life and supporting the mother, family and all who are involved in the birth and postpartum experience. I would truly be honored to be your Doula and help you bring beautiful new life into your world.