Our Placenta Specialists
For the past decade, I have been an active part of the birth community as a Birth Educator, Doula and owner of Baby Nest Birth Services. My heart began to break as I saw so many mamas struggle after the baby was born, experiencing postpartum depression, baby blues, lack of milk supply and exhaustion, unable to enjoy this precious time with their new baby.
I knew about the amazing and healing benefits of using the placenta after birth and knew I wanted to help support new mothers in this way, so I became a Certified Placenta Specialist in 2012. I truly believe the transition into motherhood can be easier and more beautiful by using natures design in the placenta. This has become one of my greatest passions, as I hear daily about the difference it makes for my clients in creating a more positive, energetic and balanced postpartum experience.
Outside of my love for all things birth and babies, I love camping and stand-up paddleboarding (especially in Hawaii). If the sun is out, I am beyond happy! I live downtown Vancouver, and love the feeling of living in a small community. My kids, age 10 and 13 keep me busy and are always teaching me things about life and love.
I have had an interest in all things birth since I was a small child. Growing up, I was always there to help the postpartum mama’s in my family recover and take care of their babies. I first learned about doula work and placenta encapsulation in 2017 during my second pregnancy and had my own placenta processed through Baby Nest!
I became a birth and postpartum doula in 2019. I knew I wanted to add placenta encapsulation to my offerings after having experienced the benefits myself. I personally struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety and consuming my placenta made a world of a difference! I had more energy, I healed faster, produced more milk and felt great mentally, etc. It’s been an honor to offer this service over the years and witness the many benefits clients experience. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our children, exploring nature, listening to music, practicing yoga, cooking, and learning new things.
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control Training & Certification
- Washington State Food Handler Card
- Trained under the IPPA and FCEC Specialist Standards
- Birth Arts International, Certified Doula