Labored With Love
Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas
I am a registered nurse, specializing in Labor & Delivery since 2013. I have worked as a travel nurse in different states, which has allowed me to learn a variety of useful methods and introduce them where beneficial to my laboring moms. It has been my pleasure to work with families of diverse backgrounds, helping them welcome their new baby into the world and fulfill their best possible pregnancy & birth experience. I enjoy working with moms who labor with or without epidurals assisting them with massage, positioning, and breathing techniques to achieve a calming labor experience. I also have experience in water birth and cesarean deliveries.
I am certified as a birth doula through the DONA International program and I'm also trained in breastfeeding. As a registered nurse I hold certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Rescusitation Program (NRP), AWOHNN Fetal Monitoring (Intermediate & Advanced), and Safe Sleep.
My goal is to help educate mothers and families to be as prepared as possible for the childbirth experience and help them to adjust thereafter. I offer hands on support as well as help mom understand each step of the labor process so she may better voice her desires to her provider (MD/CNM). I am very open and willing to answer mom/family questions and address any expressed concerns. Sharing the birthing process and miracle of life is my passion. I know that the birthing process can be very overwhelming and my focus is to help diminish any sense of fear and replace it with knowledge and empowerment. I promise to hold your hand every step of the way so #Let'sHaveABaby!
Labored With Love: Let’s Have A Baby! was created to educate pregnant women and their families giving them the power to take control over their pregnancy childbirth experience. When a woman finds out she is expecting she can be flooded with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Labored With Love can help you sort through those thoughts, focusing on what is most important to you and walk you through your pregnancy. Knowing what to expect throughout pregnancy and birth as well as knowing how to facilitate open discussion with your health care provider, makes a world of difference in one’s overall experience and satisfaction of pregnancy and birth. Just as pregnant mothers may be unsure of what to expect, the families of these mothers may also find themselves unsure of their own roles. Labored With Love will help families adjust and learn ways in which they can engage and effectively support their mommy-to-be. Through the use of doula services, it is our desire to help unify the family unit empowering them with knowledge and resources to make their own decisions and move forward confident in their abilities.
Yes | DONA international | Apr 2019
- Birth Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- Certified Birth Doula
- Registered Nurse
- Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
Special Training & Experience
- Cesarean birth
- Domestic Violence
- Expected stillbirth
- High risk
- Home Birth
- Hospital Birth
- Induced labor & birth
- Over 40
- Relinquishing mothers
- Single parents
- Spanish Speaking
- Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Women and Families of Color
Birth Prices Starting At
Contracts and retainer fee necessary to secure doula services