I was initially inspired to become a doula after the birth of my fifth child at home. The time and attention I received from my midwife was infinitely superior to anything I experienced before. She made me feel like it was all about me, my baby, and my family. What impressed me the most was the way she made sure I was educated and informed about my choices. I thought to myself, I need to get in on this whole birth worker gig! She recommended that I become a doula so I can see what it’s like to be on-call and work all kinds of crazy hours, and now here I am!
I have been a birth and postpartum doula since 2011, and a Lamaze certified childbirth educator since 2014. I teach the childbirth, newborn care, and mommy bootcamp classes at Denver Health, as well as for individuals who prefer to have their own private classes. I was also a homebirth midwife’s apprentice for a while before I decided I would rather be able to practice as a nurse midwife in a home, birth center, or hospital setting. I absolutely LOVE all things related to birth and babies. I’m finishing my RN/BSN program in May of 2017, and I’m hoping to start working as a nurse in labor and delivery, postpartum recovery, or the NICU for a few years before I go back for the master’s degree in midwifery.
I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to continue to serve families as a doula while I go to school. It wouldn’t be possible without the group of amazing women I work with here at Doulas in Denver. I especially appreciate this group of professionals because we support all kinds of families without bias or prejudice. We see each of our clients as unique, and we do everything we can to make each birth experience special for the families we work with.