Qualifications

Experience

I have provided services for over 100 families and women: birthing at Gritman Medical Center, birthing at Pullman Regional, having a homebirth, delivering with an OB, delivering with a midwife, getting an epidural, having a natural birth, delivering a premature baby, delivering 42+ weeks, with gestational diabetes, being induced, and more. Click here to see what parents are saying.

Professional Education and Training

  • 32-hour DONA birth doula training with Kyndal May of Baby Bump Services.
  • Breastfeeding basics academic course.
  • Infant & child CPR/AED.
  • Member of DONA International.
  • Placenta encapsulation workshop with Full Circle Placenta.

Online Workshops and Webinars

  • Support Strategies for Families with Premature Infants by Patty Brennan.
  • Contemporary Labor Management by George A. Macones.
  • Preventing Prematurity: Perinatal Risk and the Doula’s Role.
  • Six is the New Four: A Review of the Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery Consensus Report by Peggy DeZinno.
  • Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Induction of Labor: What Does the Evidence Say? by Patty Brennan.
  • Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond by Arin Ingraham and Stephanie Pearson.
  • How to Debunk the ACOG/AAP Statement on Waterbirth by Rebecca Dekker.
  • New ACOG Guidelines on Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery: Do They Raise More Questions Than Answers by Penny Simkin.
  • Perinatal Mental Health - More Than The Baby Blues by Stephanie Morales.
  • Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Induction of Labor: What Does the Evidence Say? by Patty Brennan.
  • Helping Parents Prepare Their Child and Their Relationship for a New Baby by Rhona Berens.
  • Birth into Breastfeeding: A Breastfeeding Webinar with Jennifer Tow and Special Guests Patrick Houser and Gena Kirby.
  • What Men Need in Labor – Isn’t It Time We Cared? by Amy Gilliland, PhD.
  • The MotherBaby Transition - Management of 3rd and 4th Stages by Penny Simkin.
  • The Most Empowering Experience with Piper & Chaz Lovemore.
  • How Fear Impacts the Hormones of Pregnancy and Birth with Aviva Romm MD.
  • Individualizing the Birth Experience with Renee Perkins.
  • Singing Birth: Sing Your Baby to Earth with Elena Skoko.
  • Finding the Courage to Birth with Roanna Rosewood.
  • Oxytocin: The Only ‘Drug’ You Need for Your Birth Experience with Nekole Shapiro.
  • From Trauma to Triumph, Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman with Penny Simkin.