My Philosophy I believe is that birth is intuitive. I will work with you to provide you with the information and support that you need for labor, birth, and beyond. Think of me like a trail guide for birth, I work with you to instill strength and reduce fear so that you can reach your goal and have a great experience doing so. I hope to help you feel empowered & respected by providing personally tailored support. Prenatal Visits I will typically meet with you 1-3 times before your due date to get to know you, obtain a history of the pregnancy & any past birth experiences, help create goals for your upcoming birth, provide information specific to your pregnancy, and learn how I can best support you. I am always available by phone, text, or e-mail for any questions or concerns that you may have.
Labor & Delivery Support I will be on call for you 24/7 from when the contract is signed until you give birth. As soon as you feel ready, I will meet you either at your home or place of birth to provide continuous support throughout your entire labor and childbirth. This includes physical support (massage, relaxation techniques, position changes, & additional comfort measures), emotional support, and informational support if any complications should arise.
Postpartum Support After the birth of your baby, I will generally stay 1-2 hours after delivery to ensure that you feel comfortable and well taken care of. If requested, I can take pictures of your new family for you or offer initial breastfeeding support & encouragement. I will also meet with you 4-8 days after the birth to discuss your experience, offer breastfeeding support, and offer referrals should you need extra assistance.
I proudly serve expectant families in Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Hillsboro, West Linn, Lake Oswego, and other Portland Metro communities