I have been a Doula practicing in the Salt Lake Valley for 10 years. My training included working with my mentor who is a licensed clinical hypnotherapist and one of the busiest doulas in the Salt Lake Valley. During the year that I shadowed with her I attended hundreds of births and sitting in on multiple childbirth class series. I continue to further my education by attending conferences every year and have training in all relaxation and coping techniques that can be useful during childbirth. Including, the use of essential oils, acupressure, music therapy, hydrotherapy, movement, spinning babies, Bradleys, hypno birthing, hypno babies, mindful breathing and more. It is important to me that each mother and her partner feel supported and then dad’s especially feel included and able to participate at the level that they desire. As my husband put it after the birth of our first son and the use of our Doula “the Doula was there to make (Dad) feel like a knight in shining armor, able to help him say all the right thing and make all the right suggestions”
I am also an educator for Birth Learning, my partners and I teach an advanced Doula training. In addition to our Doula services.
I also teach a coping skills class to assist in the postpartum recovery process. This class is targeted for those who might be experiencing prenatal or postpartum depression anxiety or mood disorders.
I also teach hypnosis and mindfulness 101.
This class is designed for professionals or parents who are interested in learning about using relaxation techniques like mindfulness, meditation or hypnosis during childbirth.
Another class that I teach is a religion based childbirth class titled Created to Birth. This class is designed to help mothers connect to the gifts they have been given by their Creator. To help them have a more positive birthing experience as they gain knowledge and information about being designed to birth and build coping skills.