Pregnancy, birth and motherhood awakened a deep passion and value within me. These are some of life`s most precious, most impressionable, and most important rites of passage. I was called to this work through my own extremely satisifying and empowering pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience. I believe that my positive experience was because of the support that I received during this sacred time, and after which I could not have imagined doing anything else. I had been looking for my passion and purpose my entire life; exploring everywhere from advertising to interior design to events. As it turns out all I needed to do was have a baby and read between the lines of my kindergarten career aspiration – “to be a mother.”
I am a mother of two, aunt to three including twin girls and I am the middle child of three sisters. I was raised in New Jersey and have been living in Astoria for over 10 years with my husband and our children. I studied Design and Merchandising with a concentration in Marketing at Drexel University in Philadelphia. I love art, fashion and considers myself a Jane-of-All-Trades when it comes to creative projects.
I am a Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula under The Matrona Foundation. I am a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC) under Mami Mia. I studied The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth with Tanya Wills to prepare for my son’s birth, I later mentored under as a doula and went on to become a Bradley Certified Childbirth Educator (AAHCC). Additional trainings include Spinning Babies, Rebozo The Gena Kirby Method, GoGo Babies® Infant Developmental Movement and Yoga for Babies with Ellynne Skove as well as her Understanding your Newborn in the 4th Trimester: Soothing, Settling & Centering and The Magical Octopus: Advanced Care and Sleep for Multiples through Mama’s Best Friend. I hold a Healthcare Provider Adult/Child/Infant/CPR/AED/Choking Certification.
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