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About Me

Hi there, let me introduce myself, I am a DONA trained birth doula.  I have received several trainings and certifications as well–including VBAC link, advanced breast feeding and Evidence Based Birth. I have also been working to help people through injuries and chronic pain as a deep tissue massage therapist for over 15 years now. I gained a passion for birth while making birth plans, and creating roles for my own birth team during the birthing chapter of my life with my four children.. I had the opportunity to birth in various settings. 

A woman should strive to have the birth experience she desires.  I believe in a well thought out birth plan and in a unified birth team. Though things don't always go just as planned, having a plan is very empowering. I  have been inspired by  the births I have been in where the father is a strong presence during the birth. The power of a unified couple is not to be underestimated. If you choose me to assist in your birth, I will be there to educate, empower, and help you and your partner have an unforgettable bonding experience with each other and your baby. My college studies have shaped me into a passionate advocate for unified couples to make this world a better place.  Whether you have a desire to give birth at home, at a birth center, in a hospital--with an epidural or hoping to go med free—, I will support you in your goals.

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My introduction to massage therapy came from a reflexology book I had when I was ten years old, and I would use it to give my mom foot rubs.  I grew up with confidence that I could help people I love feel better and my little hands and fingers seemed to know just where and how deep to go.   Before I achieved my long time goal of becoming a massage therapist, I graduated  with a bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development from BYU.  My degree and massage license have been wonderful strengths in helping me better understand how to empower and help the individuals and couples I serve.  These two professions blend together well and I truly love the work that I do. 

Why Choose a Massage Therapist as Your Doula?

Pregnancy massage benefits include:

  • Alleviating back + leg pain

  • Reducing labor pain during childbirth

  • Lessening postoperative pain

  • Reducing anxiety + stress

  • Improving mood + lifting depression

  • Easing insomnia

  • Breathing & release education/practice

  • Reducing swelling

Labor massage benefits include:

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