Together with my business partner we Co-Own Connected Birth in Stafford Virginia to provide our clients with the most modern, up to date, and evidence based support in Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, and Postpartum support. Together, we offer Childbirth Education, Birth and Postpartum Doula services, Loss and Bereavement support, Placenta Encapsulation, and New moms support groups in our town and surrounding counties. I coordinate Connected Births Postpartum education, run a new mothers support group from birth to 6mo. of age, and handle our social media presence when I am not supporting a family in having the birth they desire. At Connected Birth it isn't about a drug free, hospital free, epidural free birth...it is 100% about helping families have the births they desire with Compassion, Commitment, and Connection.
As a former military spouse, and now a current first responder's wife, I bring to my clients not only the first-hand knowledge of military family life, but also the ability to change direction and go with the a new flow. Isn't that the way of the military spouse? I have been helping family, friends, and friends of friends with support in and out of hospital settings for 15 years before becoming trained and working on my certifications. The number of births attended here only reflects since my training in 2013. I have started and successfully run new mom support groups, toddler groups, and have taken many pregnancy, birth, and postpartum classes, training, and certification programs. I am a Mother by Calling, Teacher by Gifting, and Doula by Choice.
I strongly believe that all mothers deserve to be pampered, loved, and cared for - not only by their main support person - but also by the reassurance, comfort, and encouragement of someone not intimately connected to them. Having someone who is educated in labor, birth, and postpartum care can help to ease the birth process and postpartum period for all members of the family. Each client and each birth deserve, and will receive, the very best I have to offer.
I am a Birth Arts International trained doula, I am also trained in Placenta Encapsulation, Acupressure in Labor and birth, Postpartum Doula trained, and trained in Spinning Babies to list a few. I am constantly working on new training as they becomes available in my area as well as seeking out new and modern education in all things Pregnancy and beyond.