My fascination with birth began in my last year of college after I heard about water birth. I was hooked on youtube-ing birth videos. I began watching documentaries and reading articles about the birthing industry and would passionately engage in dialogue about human rights in childbirth. At this point, I was in my fourth year at Rutgers University and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. During this time I was privileged to be able to take classes in another passion of mine, photography, at Mason Gross School of the Arts. I spent many long nights in the dark room falling in love with black and white film photography.
It wasn’t until my move to Boston five years later that I decided to follow my heart, take a DONA workshop and see where it would lead me. I decided to combine my two loves of birth and photography. I began practicing as Birth Your Roots Boston doula and birth photographer in June 2013.
I strongly believe in the benefits of continuous support during labor, and it is my goal to educate and help women work through any concerns so they can birth without fear. I will nurture, support, and empower mamas so that she will find her inner wisdom and strength. Birthing mothers will have confidence and trust in their own bodies to do precisely what women have been doing from the very beginning of existence.
My goal as your doula is to help you have the best possible birth experience. I provide continuous physical and emotional support during your labor and birth.
Throughout labor, I offer support through a variety of comfort techniques including: massage, position changes, aromatherapy, acupressure and more. I do not provide any type of medical care, but can offer resources and help you have a better understanding of the procedures.