As a Dinéasdzáán (Navajo Woman) I am most inspired on practicing Indigenous traditions and teachings surrounding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. My approach to doula care is holistic, spiritual, compassionate, and attuned to each family’s needs. I was born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma and spent a considerable amount of time with my extended family in the Southwest part of the country, particularly the Four Corners. Through my upbringing and lineage, I developed a strong sense of family and community at an early age. Looking to broaden my opportunities and gain new experiences, I bought a van with my now-husband, packed what belongings we could fit, and moved to Portland in 2012. It has felt like home ever since. I am proud to say that I’ve worked in the service industry for well over 16 years which instilled in me a passion for hospitality and comfort in taking care of others.
I have always loved the idea of being a mom and found a calling to supporting birth givers after my first pregnancy. I didn’t realize how transforming and spiritual this would be for me until I gave birth. I just thought I would be pregnant, give birth, be a mom and that would be it. That was not the case, there is so much much more to it than that. I grew fascinated and obsessive about anything that had to do with fertility, reproductive justice, womb wellness, pregnancy, all things birth, and postpartum. Digging into this I loved how natural it all can be and inspired me to work with the magic of herbs and holistic care, and how it can support people in their childbearing years in many unique ways. Immediately I wanted to utilize my experiences, empathy, and hankering to learn for supporting others in their reproductive journey through the postpartum period especially with first-time parents. This newly found passion led me to become a Full Spectrum Doula and begin what I believe will be a very rewarding path. I offer Full Spectrum care, herbal support, and prepare traditional postpartum foods to promote healing. I’m a mother of one tiny human and two cats. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, having any kind of movement outside to ground me with Mother earth, participating in ceremony, all things wellness, and feeding people delicious meals. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting your new family to grow.
Trainings and Certificates
- DONA approved, Birth Doula Training at Birthingway College of Midwifery
- Doula’s Business Workshop for Doulas of Color with Kimberly Porter and Raeben Nolan
- Spinning Babies Workshop approved by American College of Nurse-Midwives with Kelly Dungan
- Elimination Communication for BIPOC Caregivers with Raeanna Madison with the Anishinaabe Tribe
- Postpartum Healing Lodge Workshop from an Anishinaabe Perspective with Raeanne Madison
- Cultural Competency Course with Think Cultural Health
- Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Maternal Health Care with Think Cultural Health
- Trauma-Informed Care with Oregon Care Partners
- Trauma-Informed Care with Jesse Remer
- OHA Oral Health Training
- Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Certified with American Red Cross
- Still Birth Day Birth and Bereavement Doula (In-progress)
- Hypnobabies Doula (In-progress)