6 years ago, I created the foundation for Cherry Blossom Doula Services based solely from a passion to support other women during their pregnancies and labors.
My journey into birth work did not happen overnight or by accident. I worked on completing the nursing prerequisites and volunteered at Chandler Hospital in the Postpartum Depression Support Group. Shortly after, I trained at Southwest institute of healing arts in Swedish and Prenatal massage and Reiki energy work. After experiencing two very different labors and births of my own children, I took a break from school and focused on being a mom while working at a job that helped to contribute to the household.
Before jumping into Doula work, I became certified through CAPPA as a Childbirth Educator and taught childbirth classes all over the valley. I felt once I unlocked the door to show my full potential, more opportunities than I could have imagined came my way.
In 2013 I started assisting families as a labor doula and, as of July 2019, have ATTENDED OVER 250 BIRTHS. I am experienced in all birth settings (including hospital/cesarean, birth center and home births).
MY FAMILY AND BIRTH WORK FEED MY SOUL. I ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN LED BIRTH AND PROVIDE EVIDENCED BASED INFORMATION SO FAMILIES CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. CONNECTING FAMILIES WITH LIKE MINDED MIDWIVES/DR.'S AND HELPING THEM FIND THE RIGHT BIRTHPLACE IS ALSO IMPORTANT AS IT DIRECTLY AFFECTS THEIR BIRTH EXPERIENCE. MY PASSION IS SUPPORTING WOMEN THROUGH NATURAL MINDED BIRTH, ENCOURAGING AND WATCHING THEM TRANSFORM INTO A WISER, STRONGER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL VERSION OF THEMSELVES.
When I’m not attending births, you can find me spending time with husband of 12 years and being a mom to my 10 and 8-year-old. I love trying new restaurants, hiking and binge-watching favorite shows!