Giving you and your family the best beginning possible!
In July 1977 I knew I wanted to help women during one of the most life changing and challenging experiences of bringing a new life into the world. I was fortunate as a teenager to have several friends that invited me to help them get ready for their baby's arrival. From thoroughly cleaning to making colorful and inspirational signs for laboring moms to focus on during childbirth I was excited to be a part of preparing for a new baby in any way I could. The first time I witnessed the miracle of birth I was awe struck and deeply touched. I am thankful to be apart of this miracle that never grows old.
Over the last 35 years I've been blessed to work with health care professionals who have taught me how to support mothers, their partners and families before, during and after childbirth. I am certified through DONA International and have lived most of the last 35 years in a remote community in Alaska. I am honored to have attend over 160 births in a variety of settings which include home births, birthing centers and hospital births. Currently I am living in Wasilla, AK and serving in the MatSu Valley to Eagle River, JBER and Anchorage. I'm passionate about moms not being alone during a time when they are vulnerable and need assurance and support. Memories from these experiences last a lifetime!
Research shows that continuous birth support leads to shorter, easier labor and better birth outcomes. After birth it is normal to feel overwhelmed during the transition to parenthood with less sleep and hormone changes. Postpartum care includes hands-on baby care, emotional support to parents, basic home chores, errands, education regarding feeding, safe sleep practices, developmental ways to interact with your new baby, and overnight care of baby to ensure parents get needed rest. It truly is an honor to give the compassionate support and care during each of the 4 trimesters!
Thank you to all the past families and to future ones for inviting me to accompany you as you welcome your little one into the world with the best beginning possible!