I hold a bachelors degree in Mathematics, and worked in banking for a few years until the birth of my child. I became fascinated and learning everything I could about birth during my pregnancy, and instead of having that interest wane after giving birth myself, I became even more inspired to share my passion for birth with others. I went on to become a Certified Childbirth Educator and have been teaching since 2022.
My goal for my students is that they walk away from class feeling informed, confident and able to make decisions that will allow them to have a positive birth experience. Birth is a transformative experience that stays in our memories forever, and I believe that education is a major step towards the positive birth memories we all deserve.
I live in South Seattle with my husband and our daughter. I love getting outside for walks, cooking and baking new recipes, and traveling with my family.
Favorite thing about teaching:
Seeing families walk away feeling like they learned something useful and that their questions were answered.
Most important thing for students to take away from class:
First of all, that even if it seems like things aren’t happening late in pregnancy, your body is doing so much work to prepare for birth, so don’t get discouraged! Second, that the transition between pregnancy and birth and adjusting to life with your baby is new for everyone, and that can be hard, so be patient with yourself and your family.
What I’d like to be doing in 5-10 years:
Furthering my work in supporting people in birth, traveling, and filling a family recipe book to eventually pass on to my child.