I am a Health At Every Size DONA trained Labor Doula, certified Lactation Counselor, Lamaze childbirth educator and Licensed Social Worker. Having supported families in birth since 2013, I have experience in a wide range of births including unmedicated, medicated, high risk, multiples, breech presentation, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and planned cesarean. I support families delivering in hospitals, birth centers and at home throughout NYC. As a Health At Every Size advocate, I write about body size and pregnancy as well as offer workshops for birth workers and pregnant folks that focus on cultivating body positive and weight-neutral tools to navigate pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
In 2009 I graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Gender Studies. I returned to my hometown, where I obtained my masters at NYU Silver School of Social Work and began supporting families as a labor doula shortly after. I have studied psychoanalytic and social theories on food and embodiment at The Women's Therapy Centre Institute. Additionally, I have worked at The Body Positive in Berkeley CA and The New School in NYC facilitating workshops with women around body positivity, size discrimination and intuitive eating. Currently I am pursuing graduate studies in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research focusing on fat phobia and reproductive health.
I look forward to connecting with you!