Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Lactation Consultant
As the mother of three children, I’ve discovered much about birth, breastfeeding, and parenting through my own personal experiences. For over 22 years, I've worked with pregnant and postpartum women, and continue my education by: attending workshops; doing intensive self-study; research and writing; learning from experienced mentors; and, most importantly, listening to and working with pregnant and new mothers around the world.
I bring my enthusiastic passion for and deep understanding of the Birthing From Within® (BFW) philosophy into my work, while weaving in my own experiences as an artist, birth and postpartum doula, breastfeeding counselor, and mother of three children (including twins). For ten years, I was a co-owner and Managing Director of Birthing From Within and have taught nearly 100 workshops for birth professionals across the US and around the world, including Israel, Australia, Russia, Germany, Canada, and England.
Certified Birth Doula since 2002
IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), 2002-2017
Certified Childbirth Mentor & Educator (BFW) since 2005
Birthing From Within Advisor and Workshop Facilitator, 2005-2017
B.A. from U.C. Berkeley (double major in Practice of Art and Art History, 1991; Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Accredited La Leche League Leader since 1999 (hiatus from 2006 to 2013)
References from Pam England, birth professionals, and parents available upon request.
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