A firm hand, a warm hug, a swaying partner as labor builds...
I've been drawn to doula work as an opportunity to play a nurturing and supportive role in one of life’s most important experiences. After attending the births of several family members and close friends, I trained with DONA International to be able to offer my own support to laboring women and parents, as their doula.
As a part of your birth team, I see my role as providing a constant and reassuring presence before, during, and immediately after your labor: I'm an ear for you as you devise your birth plan. I'm a firm hand, a warm hug, a swaying partner as labor builds. I am a witness to the miracle of your transition into parenthood. I'm your advocate at every turn.
I relate deeply to the pregnant women, women in labor, and mothers I empower through our inherent social, psychological, and biological kinship.
I have a degree in Anthropology from Brown University, where I did my thesis research on the experiences of surrogate mothers. I was a producer on the film “40 Weeks,” a feature-length documentary exploring the lives of a diverse group of pregnant women around the country. I've lived and worked abroad, working to empower women and entrepreneurs in India and Saudi Arabia.
A tight cord always brings me back to New York City and back to women's health, two spaces I feel called to explore and improve. Since 2010, I've lived with my partner in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.
Trainings & Affiliations
DONA International Birth Doula Training
DONA International Postpartum Doula Training
Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas
Comforting Touch for Doulas
CEAMNY Cesarean Prevention
Home Birth Childbirth Education