When my own journey with motherhood began, I was awakened to the fact that in our culture there is a disconnect between birth and postpartum. Like many, I prepared for the birth but never really gave much thought to postpartum. While planning for birth is important, planning for the postpartum period is even more important. I found myself struggling with lack of resources and unable to ask for help. I struggled with breastfeeding, low supply, and ended up supplementing. Through help of doctors and lactation consultants we ended up saving my breastfeeding experience for two years and then was able to successfully tandem nurse when baby #2 arrived!
I experienced birth trauma and postpartum anxiety & depression. I struggled to find balance and healing again after each baby. I came across Julia Jones Newborn Mother’s Collective, Ayurveda Postpartum care and found the missing link in my postpartum experience. Through the wisdom of ancient traditions and scientific role of Oxytocin, I learned what we have missed in our culture. While there’s much from ancient traditions and culture, we can’t apply to our modern lifestyle there are two culturally universal things we can do, help and support the new mother and nutrient dense, warm prepared meals. Help them seek the things to inspire and bring joy!
From there, my passion in birth work and postpartum took a different meaning to me. I became Birth Doula certified and a Lactation Educator. My work as a doula has caused me to look deeper at my own healing so I can show up for my clients with positive energy. As your doula and your health advocate, my goal is to support you through your experience. I work with my clients to apply what feels right for you and your needs. I assist in making this transitional time positive and assist to getting back into balance holistically. I want to guide you where necessary with an open mind well as empower you and promote healthy lifestyle.
I am currently servicing the following towns and areas Moscow, ID, Pullman, WA, Lewiston, ID, Clarkston, WA, Spokane, WA, Couer’d Alene, ID, Orfino, ID, etc.