I have been called to the work of birth, and that special time in the prenatal and postpartum, since I was a small child and that work has manifested in many ways. As a birth worker, I am committed to providing compassionate, non-judgmental support for you and your family. My life experience is wide ranging and I bring all my experiences to my work. I just spent a year learning the art of Midwifery through an intensive apprenticeship in rural Iowa.
I have always had a high reverence for food. My choice to run an organic farm in 2017, comes from my deep need for knowledge of our food systems. Through my experience in birth work, I have seen the great difference nutrition makes in creating healthy babies and healing in the postpartum realm. Women who are nourished have starkly different experience in healing and traversing the landscape of parenthood.
My background and education is informed by social justice work. I believe birth work is social justice work. How we birth can manifest change in our society. Treating mama and baby with the highest respect and compassion is the foundation of justice. I stay committed to this work through volunteering with the Birth Justice Project, and look forward to getting involved in the LA area. You can find out more about our support of pregnant people in the SF and Alameda County Jail by going to: www.birthjusticeproject.org.
I am currently serving clients in the Los Angeles Area for work as a birth doula (estimated due date after January 2019) postpartum doula, mother's/family helper, prenatal consultation, placenta processing, and postpartum meal planning and preparation.
My Birth Education
MA, Social Justice in Intercultural Communications- SIT Graduate Institute
BA, Global Studies, Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese, communicative
Sign Language, communicative