My journey into becoming a doula began with the birth of my daughter 16 months ago. We had gone through the standard birth class, and I had skimmed through a book or two...Read More.
A Birth Story...
Having a child drastically changes your point of view. Something I’m sure I have heard a dozen times over, but until it happened, never rang true....Read More.
My goal is to facilitate a family as it expands, providing them with access to all the information and resources needed to make the birth process a memorable, positive experience.
I completed my Dona Birth Doula training at the prestigious Bastyr University Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, learning from Carrie Kenner and Penny Simkin, international leaders in maternal and family support. I am a certified PALS doula. I am a trained Full Spectrum doula, a Red Cross trained CPR/First Aid instructor, a Childbirth Educator, a Certified Lactation Educator, and I stay current with emerging trends and research around birth, lactation, and postpartum support.
As one of a handful of male doulas nationwide, I bring an extensive ‘tool bag’ to support the birthing parent, a healthy dose of humor, and a unique perspective as a partner. I understand the particular challenges the non-birthing parent may face in supporting, nurturing, and being present for such a transformative event. Raised in an LGBTQ+ home, I work with all families and have a specific interest, expertise and compassion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families.
Bringing these experiences together, I work to address the needs of the whole family, providing non-clinical emotional and physical support through the perinatal period. When not attending births, I enjoy spending time with my partner, our daughter, and our two hedgehogs. While life has taken me from wooden boat building in Maine to delivering cargo under sail in the South Pacific, I am happiest when helping the entire family bring their child into the world, providing them with the information and resources necessary to advocate for their birth experience and beyond.
Training: Bastyr University Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, Full Spectrum Doula, Certified PALS doula, CPR/First aid instructor, Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Educator, Certified in TENS and Rebozo use.