My love of learning and my passion for women and children’s health have lead me to read a small library worth of books on pregnancy, birth, and parenting over the last 15+ years. I completed doula training in 2011 and became a certified childbirth educator in 2013. I am also the mother of two children who have given me a wealth of experience to draw on when working with doula clients. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies: Ecology & Sociology from Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT), have a decade of professional experience in non-profit and for-profit sectors, and am currently in an RN program with the intention of becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Continuing education on pregnancy, birth, and women’s health:

  • OB Student Nurse Apprentice, Baystate Franklin Medical Center Birthplace (2016)
  • Nursing classes: Obstetric Nursing, Pediatric Nursing at GCC (2015 & 2016)
  • Care of the Trans Patient: BFMC Grand Rounds Panel Presentation (2016)
  • Nursing prerequisites: Biology, Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, Microbiology, Human Development Throughout the Lifespan at GCC (2014)
  • Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum with Lauren Fox, NP (2014)
  • Breastfeeding Without the Rules with Sara Eggemeier, CNM, IBCLC (2013)
  • CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator Training (2013)
  • Current Hospital Labor and Birth Practices and Procedures (2013)
  • Herbal Remedies for the Childbearing Year with herbalist Jade Alicandro Mace (2013)
  • Reading and discussion of Optimal Care In Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach with author Amy Romano, MSN, CNM (2012)
  • Compassionate Caregiving When a Baby Dies with Cathi Lammert of Share (2012)
  • Finding Ease in Your Changing Body with Megan Bathory-Peeler (2012)
  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Treatment Options & Local Resources (2012)
  • Caring for Postpartum Moms: What’s Missing & What Makes All the Difference with Christine Eck (2012)
  • Listening to Your Fertile Womb with Warm Welcome Homebirth (2012)
  • Skin-to-Skin, The First Hour After Birth (2012)
  • Childbirth Education Essentials Training with Vicki Elson (2012)
  • Hands on Health – Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage with Chaya Leia Aronson (2012)
  • Moxibustion & Mother Roasting with Amy Mager (2011)
  • Welcome Baby Childbirth Education with Karyn Bayne (2011)
  • Birth Doula Training & Certification with Certified Professional Midwife Michelle L’Esperance (2011)

I am also a member of the Franklin County Perinatal Support Coalition and a board member of the Green River Doula Network.