I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful children, Caleb —a medicated hospital birth, and Savanna Zoe —a natural Bradley Method® birth. I homeschool as well. I breastfed Caleb for 2 years and Savanna Zoe for 1, stopping only due to severe postnatal depression that required stronger medication that was not safe to take while breastfeeding.
I am married to my wonderful personal labour coach, Emman! He was a great support during both of my births, but after being trained with The Bradley Method® he was amazing and I truly could not have done it without his love and comfort that put me at such ease that I was able to relax so completely during my birth!
I teach the Bradley Method® classes because of the empowering and wonderful birth experience I had while using this method. I feel strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the same. Myself and many other Bradley Method® moms are living proof that childbirth does NOT have to be frightening or sometimes even painful.
Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding fascinate me! I love learning about the amazing human body and how it works to create, grow, birth, and nourish another life! My joy of learning and desire to help other mothers better has led me to earn certifications as a Lactation Counselor and Advanced Lactation Consultant. I finished my Bachelors of Science in Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting in 2014, just prior to moving to Australia. During my course of study in MCH I was privileged to expand my knowledge of nutrition, the impact of labour practices on the mother and baby, breastfeeding, perinatal mood disorders, research methods, social and cultural issues in health care, infant growth and development, and maternal and infant assessment. I am excited to enthusiastically share what I have learned with others and help mothers to develop and achieve their own goals and empowering experiences!
I began teaching in 2009 in the USA and have continued to bring the empowering knowledge of this evidence-based method to mothers ever since, even after relocating to Australia. After a decade of experience and the humble pleasure of being invited into the journies of over 100 women as they embark on new stages in life and parenthood, I still find birth just as miraculous and amazing as the first time!