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My Journey

Hi! I'm Kelsey. I began my journey as a doula in 2018: A personal fascination with birth + a desire to help and support people in an authentic way.

I strive to create a supportive environment using a unique combination of education, advocacy, empathy, laughter, friendship, and trust with all of my clients, regardless of the transition they are experiencing.

 

After being trained by Ana Paula Markel at Bini Birth, I realized I could apply my passions and knowledge to empower and support birthing people. I became DONA certified in 2018, and have supported dozens of families since. 

Aside from being a doula, I have a BFA in interior design, and I balance both career paths happily. I am an avid motorcyclist and recently discovered my green gardening thumb :) 

EXPERIENCE & RELEVANT EDUCATION:

  • DONA Labor Doula training and certification; Bini Birth, Los Angeles  

  • DONA Postpartum Doula training;  Bini Birth, Los Angeles 

  • Support Skills for Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Birth Workers; Réka Morvay, MA, IBCLC

  • Rebozo & Beyond; Naoli Vinaver 

  • Lactation Support for Doulas; Lindsey Rei DONA CLEC, ICEA 

  • Queer & Trans Reproductive Support; BADT 

  • Racism & Privilege in Birthwork; BADT  

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Infant and Adult CPR/AED certified, American Heart Association

  • Doula in partnership and community with Richmond Doula Project

  • Member of Queer Doula Network