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*I love Ethiopian food. Any bad day can be made good with Ethiopian food.*
*I love butterflies. I often think about people I’ve loved and lost when I see them. They make me smile.*
*I love professional football, especially my Philadelphia E-A-G-L-E-S!*
* I have 12 siblings. I adore them all and I am the oldest.*
*I will set my alarm clock for 3 a.m. to catch peak viewing times of meteor showers. They're just too beautiful to miss!*
During my birth doula workshop, the trainer asked us to share the reason we wanted to be doulas. My response: “I’m addicted to pregnant women.” (Second-guessing sharing that… I promise I’m not creepy.) I was 7 years old when I began to embrace my fascination with pregnancy. Even at such a young age, I found myself constantly in awe of the human body’s ability to reproduce. I enjoy being the person in my family that people call with questions about all facets of reproductive health. I tell my family and friends to call me anytime and that “pregnancy is my absolute favorite subject to discuss.”
It is important for me to be as transparent as possible to ensure you and your family are matching with the most compatible pregnancy and childbirth professional. No question is too personal for me to answer, especially if it helps you to build trust in me. Please note, I am not certified as a birth doula by choice. I am presently fulfilling requirements to become a certified childbirth educator through CAPPA.
My mission is to provide the best emotional, physical and informational support to the individuals and families I serve. Positive Birthing Solutions, LLC provides the following services: birth doula (including virtual services), postpartum doula, lactation support, childbirth education and advocacy. My entire adult life, over 20 years, has been dedicated to helping pregnant women and reproductive justice. I am also trained in pregnancy options counseling and have worked with HIV+ pregnant women. I graduated from Haverford College in 1998 and presently live in Woodstock, Georgia with my partner, 3-year old daughter and my mother. I have an awesome 14-year old son who lives in NJ with his father, stepmother and brother. I hope you enjoy their birth stories.