It is not news that postpartum women are falling through the gaps in our healthcare and social systems and, as a result, the wellness of our American families is suffering.
We tend to push our new moms to bounce back as quickly as possible which can lead to so much of what we are seeing today: breastfeeding difficulty, postpartum mood disorders and relationship problems.
Brooklyn families need more preparation and support to help them achieve a postpartum period that can focus on healing and bonding so that they can move into their parenting with confidence and joy.
I started working with Brooklyn women and families eight years ago as a member of the Brooklyn Birthing Center. I attended births, saw patients for office visits and taught childbirth education with a custom curriculum written by me. I am a trained Doula of North America (DONA) for birth and postpartum, a Newborn Mothers professional, a placenta medicine specialist through IPPA and am in the process of becoming a Mother Roaster through Sacred Postpartum. Not only do I work with first time families to navigate their new experience, I also love working with families welcoming siblings since this experience is close to my heart.
I live in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with my two daughters and husband. I am also an herbalist and textile artist and love to ride around on my bike with my two girls. I am passionate about supporting women as they find their strength and creativity in motherhood.