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my journey

In 2011 I began volunteering and attending births as a prenatal, birth, and postpartum mentor to refugee and lower income women in Buffalo, NY. During that time I was introduced to the idea of comprehensive prenatal and postpartum support. Support that fully surrounds a woman and honors the many facets of her being as she makes the transition into motherhood. 

My passion to serve women with breastfeeding was inspired by the birth of my first daughter in early 2013. While living in Puerto Rico I couldn’t find a breastfeeding class that was available at a time and location convenient for my husband and I, or a trained lactation professional available to meet with us one-on-one when we experienced breastfeeding struggles. Ultimately, with the support of my husband and knowledge of our doula, my daughter and I were able to experience a successful breastfeeding relationship. That experience and my love for expat life spurred me to obtain training as a lactation professional that would allow me to serve women like myself if I were to ever live in a remote setting again. 

In 2017 I broadened my practice to include childbirth education and birth & postpartum doula services.

philosophy

No two women (or families) are alike and they should each be treated as individual family units with different needs and goals. My experience working with families from diverse backgrounds has made me sensitive to and passionate about personalized support. 

I primarily work with mamas looking for comprehensive care. This simply means that the mothers I serve are interested in meeting me prenatally to allow us to develop a relationship and bond, receive education from me as they make decisions about pregnancy & birth, and stay connected as they navigate the postpartum season.  

All my services honor the need for self care practices, coaching on how to continue pursuing your passions as a mother, and building a tribe of support prenatally.

I’m committed to providing premium individualized education and care to a select number of clients per month, unlike what you may be finding at your hospital or through a professional rushing to serve numerous women and families. If this philosophy resonates with you please take a look at my services here.