If you had asked me in 2009 where I saw myself in 10+ years it wouldn’t have included marriage and children but alas our plans are truly not ours. That was the year I met my now husband Thomas and my life changed completely! In 2011 we welcomed our daughter Olivia. My pregnancy and birth with her ignited a new passion in my life: evidence based childbirth. I had no idea the choices parents had in prenatal care, birth, and postpartum experiences. When Olivia was only 9 weeks old I completed training to become a certified doula and childbirth educator. For the next 2 years I served expectant families through my classes, labor doula services, and birth photography. I was even lucky enough to land a job at the amazing Allen Birthing Center. 2014 ushered in another new chapter; our son Jonathan James “JJ” was born and I began working full time so being on call had to come off the table. Now that my children are older, I am ecstatic to be back in the birth field. Equipped with all of the knowledge I learned from my time at ABC, my own two very different birthing experiences, and more motivation than ever, I’m back to childbirth education, and coming fall of 2019 doula work and birth photography as well! I would love to meet and discuss all your needs for your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey coming up.