First and foremost, I am a mother. I have 4 beautiful children who fill my life with love, joy, and absolute chaos! I love supporting them as they learn and grow, just as I love supporting my clients through their journey to parenthood.
Since I was a young girl I have been fascinated with childbirth, and loved hearing the birth stories of the women around me. While studying Music Therapy at Utah State University, I read an article on Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth. I knew I had found my calling in life! Before graduating college or having a child of my own, I became a birth-doula through Doulas of North America. After earning my degree I spent an additional two years specializing in Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth. I love combining my love of music with childbirth, and have seen it work consistently.
I was recently awarded the Advanced Doula Designation through DONA International. As the only doula in Idaho with this recognition, I am honored to have been chosen for this prestigious credential. For over a decade I have striven to be a compassionate and competent doula, expand my education whenever possible, and give my best to my clients and my profession.
I am passionate about childbirth and positive outcomes for mothers and infants. It was this passion that led me to write The Sacred Gift of Childbirth: Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby. My book is the most current and up to date childbirth resource available. It discusses the benefits and risks of each type of birth –natural, epidural, cesarean – and is backed with dozens of scientific studies to help readers determine which type of birth will be the safest and most satisfying for them.
When I am not busy supporting others, I am enjoying the love and support I receive from my husband, Todd. Together we enjoy discussing books and current events, hiking, and biking. But most nights we just cuddle on the couch and watch Netflix!
Over 13 years of experience and over 100 births attended
Recently awarded the prestigious Advanced Doula Designation from DONA International
Graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University, BS in Music Therapy
Specialized in Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth
Advanced childbirth trainings include Lamaze, Dancing For Birth, DONA conferences and Spinning Babies
Founder of Treasure Valley Doulas, director for 7 years
Birth Advocate, Public Speaker and Author
Mother of 4, each born naturally
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