I am a DONA certified birth doula and Monitrice in North San Diego County. I serve the majority of the county, most all hospitals, birth centers or homebirth locations. I started my Doula work in 2011 after "retiring" from over 20 years of Labor and Delivery nursing at a North County hospital. I coached my daughter through her first birth and she was so excited about her lovely birth she decided to become a Doula, which was a natural path for me to follow...and I have loved every minute of it ever since! I have the added skills of fetal monitoring, cervical exams, and vital signs, for those who enjoy the higher level of care in the home, once we arrive at the birthplace, I am in "Doula" mode only.
I have lived in San Diego county all my life and my husband and I have 3 adult children and five beautiful grand treasures so far...In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping and spending time with my family.
My philosophy is that giving birth is a normal, natural process. As a doula my goal is to empower parents by giving them the evidence based knowledge they need to make informed choices regarding their care, to support those choices, and to help create positive memories about their birth.