Before entering the birth world I had the privilege of working with local families for over ten years in preschool and private nanny settings. It was through a coworker that I met my husband who was on leave from Iraq, and in 2015 we welcomed our daughter into the world! While pregnant and during postpartum I became incredibly interested in the birth world. It was the following summer that I started my transition from supporting families in childcare to pursuing my doula certification.
While completing my certification I was fortunate to get hired on as a Midwife’s assistant at a local high volume birth center. It was there that I met my mentor and began my training as a future IBCLC while assisting at births and immediate postpartum. After working alongside such amazing birth professionals for over four years I took a step back to prepare for my IBCLC exam and focused on working with families in various settings as a birth and postpartum doula as well as a breastfeeding specialist. I'm incredibly excited and honored as a native local to hold space and provide support for Hill Country families not only as a doula, but as an IBCLC as well!