About Me

I have spent many years working with families and their children in a variety of different settings. Prior to becoming a doula and massage therapist my time and energy was given to the field of early childhood education. I retired from this field after 15 years of service. My desire to work with birthing couples was born out of my own birth experiences. I gave birth back in the 70's and early 80's. The climate of birth has changed since then; mostly it has improved. I intuitively knew what was missing from my births. I needed a woman there with me, holding my hand, a woman who had gone before me in birth, just letting me know I was ok, that I could do this. My husband was doing what he did best, being by my side in a loving and supportive way. Attending the same childbirth preparation classes as I had, he was now supposed to be the expert on childbirth. This proved to be an unrealistic expectation. It would have been great for him to have support as well, so he did not feel 100% responsible for my well being at this time. Thirty-four years have passed since my first birth experience. I began attending births as a professional doula in 1999. I have attended over 300 births.

My qualifications

* Dona trained birth doula
* California Certified Massage Practitioner
* Certified Infant Massage Instructor
* Lactation Educator Counselor

I am married with four adult children and two grandchildren.
Our children reside between San Diego County and North
Carolina. I am a native Southern Californian. I live in
Oceanside, with my husband Bill and our yellow lab, Berkley.

Tibetan Wisdom –
“Water, sun, touch, fresh air, and massage also provide the baby with needed nourishment and connects to the body.”