This is Me.
I’m easy-going, fun, spontaneous, stubborn, ESFP, enneagram 9. I love empowering women to be who they were created to be in every area of life. I’m a classic birth junkie, photographer, mom of three, health nut, art major, and Certified Birth Doula, CD(DONA).
This is my family.
We made some pretty good-lookin’ kids, right? They keep us on our toes all day long! I had supernatural pain free births at home with all three (I warned you I was crunchy, didn’t I?) – each one a unique experience, just like their personalities.
I became pregnant with my first child in 2012, and like most moms, I was afraid of the pain of childbirth.
Listening to horror stories from my friends didn’t help…
I knew there had to be a better way. Call me stubborn, or incessantly curious, but the idea that birth had to be painful just did not line up with who I knew my Creator to be. Why would a good Father design my body to experience pain and trauma in labor? Was I still under the curse from the fall? I had so many questions!
Why would a good Father design my body to experience pain and trauma in labor?
I found Jackie Mize’s book, Supernatural Childbirth, and discovered that pain free birth was indeed possible. I went on a hunt for pain free birth stories, and over the course of the next several years, countless women recounted their personal experiences of pain free birth! I became obsessed, reading books like Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth, and many others. I moved out of fear, anxiety, and confusion, into excitement and fascination about what my body was capable of.
In March of 2013, I had my first all natural, pain free, joy-filled birth (I’m talking, laughing-at-9cm kind of birth)! I was so excited that I even blurted out, “I’m having fun!” in the middle of active labor. It was so transformational in my life, it lit a passion in me to tell other women just how good birth could be. So, I pursued becoming certified as a doula (a.k.a. birth coach) to support and empower women in labor. Meanwhile, I had two other pain free births.
After several years of working with women from all different backgrounds and beliefs, I discovered that pain free birth is not only possible, it is teachable, hence the creation of Pain Free Birth. Jam-packed with practical tools and spiritual insight on how to have a supernatural, pain free, joy-filled birth, I designed this course from everything I have learned over the last 6 years.