Becoming a parent is one of the most amazing journeys you’ll ever go on, but it can be overwhelming and even a little bit scary! That’s where I come in.
As a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, a member of the International Childbirth Educator’s Association, and a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators I have the training to help you navigate the twists and turns that can come up as you move through pregnancy toward birth and parenting.
My career in this field spans almost 20 years and I’ve had the honor of working with 1000s of expectant parents who have helped me become the seasoned educator that I am today! There are four ways that I can help you prepare to become a family:
- I teach group classes in the Portland area at two different hospitals. My classes are ongoing and either happen over 4 weeks in the evenings, or in a one-day weekend express class. Contact me for more information about dates and how to register for classes.
- If a group class doesn’t work for your schedule, isn’t your style, or you’re wanting more individualized care, I’m available for private instruction. Contact me directly for availability and rates.
- You don’t live in Portland, Oregon? No problem! I’ve had great success with long-distance coaching via phone or Skype sessions. Contact me for availability and rates.
- I’m a Becoming Us Facilitator. My Becoming Us classes will take you beyond the birth and help prepare your couple relationship for the normal challenges that can occur in the first year after your baby’s arrival. Contact me so I can reach out to you when my next Becoming Us class is available.
In all of my childbirth preparation classes, I help you create realistic expectations about labor and birth, while encouraging you to embrace the vulnerability that is a part of this life transforming experience. In my Becoming Us classes, I help you create realistic expectations about parenting and the changes that can happen in your relationship.
In either class, you’ll find my knowledge base, real-life experience and my passion for all things bellies, birth and babies can help you move from a place of fear or attempts to control what cannot be controlled, to a place of excitement and self-confidence. Let me help you get there!