Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m a Certified Childbirth Educator (BFW) and a member of Nurturely’s Milk Magic lactation educator community.
My journey to birth work started when I was pregnant with my first child. I had this feeling of standing under a giant archway, about to start a new phase of life, and wanting to prepare. I did what comes naturally to me – a lot of reading! What I read blew my mind. Why didn’t everyone grow up knowing about the physiology of birth? The emotional and physical components of pregnancy and birth? The realities of postpartum and breastfeeding? I have been passionate about birth and parenthood ever since.
Birthing From Within’s 9-month childbirth educator training led me to combine my knowledge base and experience with a wonderful, effective framework for mentoring parents. Nuturely’s in-depth breastfeeding educator program added valuable information to the postpartum preparation I share in my classes. And Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training expanded my skill set to include a much-needed aspect of supporting parents.
Above all, working with parents has been my favorite part of this journey. I love sharing information, answering your questions, and helping you on YOUR journeys.
A Bit More About Me
I live outside Chicago with my husband, our four children, our dog, and our backyard chickens. My husband and I grew up on the East coast, met at the University of Maryland, and lived in Washington DC and Maryland for over 10 years before moving to the Midwest. I love nature, hiking, reading and writing, gardening, crocheting, and sewing, and I hope to run another marathon someday. I enjoyed a career in digital media advertising before switching gears to stay home when my second child was born, and now to combine my business background with my love of all things birth.
Why take my classes?
My mission is to help parents enter birth and parenthood with information, support, and confidence.
Expect plenty of evidence-based information, along with interactive activities. My childbirth classes cover the basics of childbirth and postpartum in an engaging way.
I support you and your choices. You deserve preparation that is unbiased and down to earth.
There is no way to feel 100% prepared for a new baby. But my classes can help you tap in to your own wisdom and develop resilience.