Peacefully rooted birth is dedicated in creating a space where you feel peaceful and rooted within your pregnancy and birthing experience.
For many years I have been spreading sound and vibrational therapy using Himalayan Singing Bowls to guide and relax the nervous system. I am a licensed Massage Therapist with training in Prenatal and Postnatal massage, and I have formal training and certification in labor and birth support. My Doula education was through Birth Art International and 25 hours through The Birth Company a Dona International training.
I will never forget my first birth experience as a Labor Massage support person, and I will forever be grateful to have been a part of my client's story. Watching her kick-ass during each contraction, teaching her husband massage techniques, watching him thrive, and giving birth to her baby awoke my passion. Seeing how beneficial massage and support helped the birthing process, I knew this was exactly where I needed to be. Thank you to my client for trusting me and allowing me to nurture, support, and care for you!
Birth is sacred and one of the most meaningful moments in your life. This is your birth, and I will be honored to embark on your journey with you and your partner.
More about me:
I love to do improv- I like to be silly
I've been told I give the best hugs!
Informed choice is important to me.
Connecting and listening is a big part of my world.
My self-care includes hiking, road trips with my love, trying new restaurants, dancing, massage, binge-watching a show, and having great conversations with friends and family.
Massage Therapy Training, Pacific College of Health and Science, NYC
Childbirth Education with Kate Dewey, Let it Be birth
Advanced Doula Training: Early Labor Support and Triage with Kate Dewey
Doula Training Birth Arts International
25-hour Birth Doula training, The Birth Company, Through Dona International
Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum massage training with MaMassage, NYC
What Is a Doula?
"A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to their client before, during, and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible."
My values as your Labor support Doula & Massage therapist, is to provide unbiased, compassionate, evidence-based emotional and physical support throughout the labor process. I am not part of your medical team; I am part of your support team. Help you to understand your options. YOU make the choices about your birth. I will support you and your birth based on your needs and help create awareness through massage, sound therapy, guided meditation, and movement. I will empower you and your partner throughout the entire Labor and delivery helping you tap into your badass confidence!
Your unique experience.
I will help you relax, find your rhythm and remember your ritual.
You are important to me. I dedicate much time to learning who you are and what you inspired for your birth.
Before the baby is born, we'll schedule a prenatal visit. I meet with couples at least twice, more if needed! We will get to know one another, discuss your goals for birth, and cover any questions you may have.
You can receive one prenatal and one postpartum Massage within the package. Of course, you can come for a massage as much or little as you prefer.
During labor, I will always be nearby to provide comfort and support techniques like breathing, Massage, relaxation, and emotional and verbal support. My role is not to take the place of the pregnant person's partner but to complement and enhance the experience for both people. It is an intimate moment that both parents should share.
Then I will follow up within the first week after birth and focus on your needs for that visit. We will schedule a postpartum massage visit when you feel well and comfortable.
You're welcome to call or email me with any questions at any point along the way.