A Bit About Me
My husband and I have raised our own five children who currently range in age from teen to early thirties. We've also enjoyed the addition of two daughter's in law to our family over the past few years. And our first grandchild arrived in 2020! I have personally experienced a wide range of birth and postpartum circumstances. These include breastfeeding a baby with a cleft palate as well as pumping and reestablishing milk supply after my own hospitalizations and surgical recoveries. I enjoy walking and yoga for health, exercise and destressing. My family and I are huge fans of travel and learning from other cultures and countries (but don't worry...I won't leave the country during the times I am committed to serving you and your family!) Along with my husband Charlie and a couple of our kids, I share my home with a scruffy dog named Lola, Ollie and Penny the Aussies, an orphaned kitten and a handful of chickens in the backyard. We are involved in a local Tulsa church where I help care for the youngest of our parishioners by volunteering in the nursery. Faith and prayer are an essential part of my daily life, but I am eager to serve families of all (or no) faiths and backgrounds. I've completed workshops in Birth and Postpartum Doula Care through DONA International, and have received Birth Certification through Lifespan Doulas. I am also certified in Rebozo techniques and in basic life support (CPR) for adults, children and infants. I look forward to assisting families as they navigate pregnancy, childbirth or adoption and the postpartum journey.
I take the health of my clients very seriously, and am updated on my flu shot, pertussis (whooping cough) and covid vaccines.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity. She can laugh at the days to come."