How did I get here?
I am originally from Amarillo, TX. My husband and I relocated to Midland, TX in 2017 with our four children.
In 2017 our oldest daughter gave birth to our first granddaughter, Baileigh Rose Marie. Even though I had given birth to four children of my own, three vaginal births, a cesarean, a natural birth via a VBAC, and had experienced two miscarriages, this birth was the scariest of them all! My baby was having a baby and it wasn’t going to be an easy task for her. She had to have an emergency cesarean. I could no longer be in fear! I had to now encourage, support, and be the rock for this young new mom. This experience projected me into my desire to become your Doula!
As a Childbirth Education Instructor and certified Doula, I feel honored to be able to share my knowledge with women and their families. As well as physical support during labor, my role is also to encourage a woman to advocate for the birth she desires. The support and wisdom that a doula offers to a laboring mom is essential.
In 2021 I graduated from School of Massage Therapy at Midland College. As a Licensed Massage Therapist wellness treatments are created based off the need of each individual client. I serve all women of the Permian Basin and the surrounding areas.
How did I get here?
I grew up in the Midland and in 2012 I headed off to the University of Texas at San Antonio with dreams of becoming an OBGYN. I ended getting my Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing, with a minor in finance, but my passion for women and babies never left.
After my collegiate experience, I founded a lifestyle brand, podcast, and a non-profit. My non-profit, Girl Power Hour- San Antonio became the largest community for professional women in the 7th largest city in the country. I also volunteered and sat on the boards for organizations like Girls Who Code, Guardian House, Girls on the Run, and P.E.A.R.L.S Court. These helped me fill my desire to make safe spaces for women and girls.
In 2021, I gave birth to my first child. My pregnancy was rough and I had an even rougher birth. Through my pregnancy journey, I was exposed to the gaping holes in our healthcare system when it comes to education and maternal and postpartum care. Without the help of my doula, my experience would have been much tougher. I realized that becoming a doula not only aligned with my passions, but would allow me to create change, even if just a little, for other women and babies. I will be starting midwife school in January in order to further my passions and knowledge.
When I'm not working, you can catch me at home hanging out with my husband and daughter. My husband is a Army Veteran and classically trained French chef, so we eat well and love to entertain. I'm a voracious reader, and spend as much time outside gardening or hiking as much as I can. My husband and I are both travelers, so we get out of the country as much as possible. Our little girl loves the water, so we spend many weekends as at the lake.
I am so excited to be joining the Clarity team and to help mother's birth, their way! I will begin accepting doula clients Summer 2022.
How did I get here?
I've been a Midland resident since 20o7. We moved from San Angelo just a few months after our second baby boy was born.
In our home every birthday begins with a birth story over cake for breakfast. We talk about what we remember from that day (insert kid here) was born. For some, it's that Mom danced and stretched all over the house while waiting for Dad to get off work. For others it's how the waiting room was full of our favorite teenagers waiting with the big brothers. No matter the interpretation, we value it and love that we were apart of our love ones birth story.
When my husband & I were expecting our third child we attended childbirth classes. It was disappointing that the class didn't include adequate information that covered home births and ways to prevent a cascade of interventions at the hospital birth. After 5 years of pregnancy and breastfeeding our four precious children I realized I LOVE birth stories. I LOVE new Mommas and Daddys. I realized how much new parents need encouragement and our society doesn't always support families. My husband and I reflected on the love and patience we were shown by experienced parents in our community.
It is my love for the birth world that causes me to pursue a career in which I can provide the same to other new families.
I will began accepting doula clients Summer 2022 and as a Childbirth Educator my class calendar will open in Fall 2022.