"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." - L Stavoe Harm
I was born to do this! This is my life's purpose, to support moms in their birthing time. I am a certified birth doula (CBI), certified
Hypno-Doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, Hypno-doula
trainer, certified Reiki Master, Intuitive, & Mother. I used all
the tools & information I learned from Hypnobabies and the support
of a doula for the natural, un-medicated birth of my own child.
It was my own experience with childbirth that gave me an understanding
of how crucial informed support is in the form of a doula &
attending a "complete" childbirth class, one that is outside of the
In addition, I have
a Bachelors degree, Masters degree, have studied abroad. My background includes working in Staff Development, teaching people to live to their full potential by facilitating corporate trainings & workshops. I am an active member of many birth professional networks including: (DASC)
Doula's Association of Southern California, Los Angeles Birth
Professionals, & LA Doula Collective.
My husband is incredibly supportive with the work that I do as a doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, Hypno-doula Trainer, & Reiki Master. I am so grateful to him. In my personal life, I cherish my time with my son and husband, as well as my extended family, whom I am very close to. I also love Art museums, good coffee, traveling, being outdoors, and yoga.
~My Birth Story~
When I first learned I was pregnant with my baby I was very excited & I'll admit, a little nervous too! And then thinking about giving birth, I was really nervous, to say the very least. Thankfully, I found Hypnobabies! My birth story was the complete opposite of the ones in movies and on TV. It was calm, mellow, empowering, & pretty enjoyable if you'd believe it! While I was in labor I did ordinary things like watch movies, took walks, baked, and even slept, thanks to the use implementing the tools and information I learned in my Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis class.
Ok, now backtrack to how I found Hypnobabies. As I was taking classes to become a Certified Reiki Master, I met a friend who had used Hypnobabies for her birth & raved about it. “Hypno what,” I thought? I gave it a second thought & did a lot more research & decided it was right for me for many reasons including the fact that it was in-line with my yoga practice. I almost missed the last opening in the class because they fill so fast but I just made it!
The class was brilliant! I learned so much with Hypnobabies. It was ENLIGHTENING, EMPOWERING, & SUPPORTIVE. Hypnobabies really is the thinking woman’s childbirth class of the new decade...Out with the old & in with the new. I am so grateful to Hypnobabies for teaching me how to eliminate my fears & teach me about how to set myself up for a positive knowledgeable birthing experience.
Fast forward to the birth of my baby...incredible! My Midwife at the hospital complimented me on the fact that I didn’t complain once. My Hypno-Doula said I was outstanding! I am really proud of myself for giving birth completely un-medicated. Me?!...natural birth, I still can’t believe it.
I knew Hypnobabies was something special & I wanted to be a part of it. One thing lead to another & soon I was sitting in the official Hypnobabies Instructor training being taught by the Founder & VP of Hypnobabies.