HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Ever since I was a little girl, I was in awe of pregnancy, birth, and babies. I said it often growing up, "When I grow up, I want to help babies when they're born!" Well, that passion and calling of mine faded over the years because I thought I had to become a doctor or nurse in order to do that and those paths just didn't sit right with me. Fast forward, I followed many paths and took many routes but when I started preparing for my own pregnancy and birth, that passion was reignited and I was reminded of my calling. I started following and learning from wise, professional women personally and from afar like Lindsey Meehleis, Ina May Gaskin, Marie Mongan, and a handful of birth workers. I was intrigued to unlearn the false narratives of birth cultivated by our culture and relearn the true, innate normalcies of birth. I started listening to educational podcasts and reading informative books from women who believed in instinctive, natural births. I was empowered to not only have a natural birth myself but to inform, educate, and empower other women of this incredible God-given superpower we were born with. By God's grace, I experienced a beautiful yet wild birth and a challenging postpartum, not knowing that at the time, I was being prepared to go through hoops and ladders so that I could learn from my own experiences to better equip and relate with many women.
My goal is to help women change their perception of birth: ridding fear and anxiety and replacing it with confidence, peace, and excitement.
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them."
Pslam 139: 13-16
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Most of my life, others have described me as nurturing or as the "mom" of the group. I always knew that trait of mine was a gift that I would use. After being by my sisters side during the birth of her daughter. I was in awe. It felt so comfortable to be there and to be the one she leaned on through labor. It was a beautiful experience that never left me. Years later, it was my turn to become a mother, I became pregnant. But in 2020, when restrictions left me alone in prenatal appointments and my delivery was stressed for time, I instinctively felt something was missing from my birth. I learned that a healthy birth is one surrounded with encouragement and confidence in mother and child, that we can wholeheartedly believe in the God-given intelligence of our bodies and everything it is capable of doing. Becoming a doula and joining the Anointed Births team has blessed me with opportunity to heal after a complicated birth. God is so loving in that way - Using our experiences for something greater. I believe every woman deserves a safe and empowering birth. So, I share my training to prepare mind and body for baby, breastfeeding, and holistic parenting, helping families develop their own conclusions and informed decisions resulting in a peaceful and rewarding experience.
"We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father." Colossians 1:11
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Prenatal Strength & Stretching
Birth Storyteller with Photography & Videography
Certified Perinatal Nutrition Expert (In Progress)
Motherhood is such a powerful, transformative journey. After a conventional, intense, hospital birth with my first child, I knew that I did NOT want another birthing experience like that. I dove into research and decided on a homebirth with a midwife. That experience was so beautiful and the women I learned from along the way impacted me deeply. Being surrounded by supportive, non-judgmental women that had my best interest at heart was life changing. I was HOOKED. I knew I needed to be supporting others the way I was supported. With two children, one being a newborn, I chose to start my birth work with placenta encapsulation. God had a plan for me and my very first placenta client turned into doula support. No formal training, just going off my own experiences of birth, I jumped right in. The intuition that God gifts us as women is incredible. Women know women. I knew that I was made for this work. Ten years later, I have encapsulated more placentas than I can remember and supported countless women through childbirth education classes, birth, and postpartum. This work is my greatest joy, and the calling God has placed on my life. I am here to provide a safe, comfortable, God-centered space for women to birth the way they want to and to ease that transition into motherhood.
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8
I've been the family photographic storyteller since I was young and allowed to use the family camera. My dad bought me my own film camera when I was in 8th grade and I used that camera for documenting nature, while in college, photographing my brother's wedding, on mission trips, and through having my 2nd child. I started documenting birth stories after having my 4th child when my friend allowed me to photograph her first home birth. Being there and observing with my eyes, senses, and camera, taking in all the emotions as my friend birthed her son surrounded by her other children, parents, husband, and grandmother, was a moment that has been foundational in opening my eyes outside of hospital birth and realizing the Lord's calling on my life into the birthing space. After having my 6th child, while documenting a birth story, I observed that the wrong care providers in the birth space can take away the mom's ability to birth instinctively and intuitively. I saw mom's confidence and determination dwindle as soon as the wrong care provider came into her space. Needless to say, I didn't appreciate that at all. This led me into researching how to become a doula and what that looks like for myself. I became a doula because I want to not only prepare mom and her primary support person (usually baby's dad) by speaking truth into them and giving them the tools (knowledge) they need to be prepared as pregnancy progresses, when labor gets going, when the postpartum period comes... so that they can fully participate in this blessing, this ordained moment of carrying and birthing new life and witnessing the Lord's hand in it all. I have been told numerous times that I have a peaceful and calming presence and I attribute that to the Lord's peace that surpasses all understanding and I am so honored to bring His peace into the birthing space with me whether I'm the Photographic Storyteller or Doula (or both!).
""... for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”