I am a wife of 20 years and a mom to 4 boys; all born through natural childbirth, two with hypnosis. For the past 18 years I have been involved in serving women in some capacity, whether through small groups, MOPS leader or just coming beside a new mom and giving emotional support. Six years ago I decided to follow my dreams and assist women during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum by becoming a professional birth doula and breastfeeding counselor. I have attended over 200 births. I enjoy helping families come up with their birth plan and empowering them through the birthing process. It is such a joy seeing new parents bonding with their new bundle of joy during that first sacred hour, or two. My specialties during birthing are guided relaxation, massage, reflexology, prayer, using a Rebozo, and using aromatherapy if desired.
As of the summer of 2019 I will also offer postpartum doula services. My role as a postpartum doula is to help families make a smooth transition with their new baby by educating and supporting the new parents so they feel empowered to confidently care for their newborn.
I am excited to offer Hypnobabies Childbirth classes in the Des Moines area. For more information go to the Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes tab.
Credentials and Certifications:
~Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
~Certification for Rebozo for birth and massage
~Certified for Spinning Babies - fetal positioning
~Working towards certification as a breastfeeding counselor
~Member and treasurer of the Central Iowa Doula Association
Ministering to women and families:
I have always loved working with moms and their children. I have led and been involved in several mom's groups including MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and POGO (Parent's of Growing Ones). I worked at a church as the ministry coordinator for 3 1/2 years managing volunteers and women's ministry.
Being in ministry to women and families has always been my calling. It would be my privilege to be there for your family during this exciting time. I provide doula care in hospitals, birth centers and at home births. I am your guide through this journey of childbirth. I will be your advocate, cheerleader, ambassador and childbirth guru. I am there to assist your family in whatever way you deem appropriate. Every birth and postpartum plan is customized to your needs. Learn more about my services.
I look forward to connecting with you about your upcoming birth! You can reach me at 515-710-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.