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 one, aunt to three including twin girls and I am the middle child of three sisters. I was raised in New Jersey and married my high school sweetheart. I studied Design and Merchandising with a concentration in Marketing at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
I am a Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula under The Matrona Foundation. I am a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC). I studied The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth with Tanya Wills to prepare for my son’s birth and I am now a Bradley Certified Childbirth Educator (AAHCC). I am also trained in Spinning Babies and Rebozo, The Gena Kirby Method and completed the GoGo Babies® Infant Developmental Movement and Yoga for Babies Professional Training. I hold a Healthcare Provider Adult/Child/Infant/CPR/AED/Choking Certification.
Read Orson’s Birth Story.