What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
What is your personal definition of “doula”?
A doula is someone who provides care and support during life and body transitions. As a doula, I strive to provide support that is culturally and gender-affirming to all reproductive bodies. I provide trauma-informed care and always try to make space for the multitude of experiences and identities that can arise during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. My approach is based on reproductive justice and holding space through compassion, community care, and mutual understanding.
What brought you to birth and postpartum work?
I was first drawn to birth work from a desire to support my queer, trans, mixed, and racialized friends and family. While I was doing this — I realized how beautiful it is to support families through this time, and decided to extend this care to my broader community.
In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?
By respecting the natural cycles of life and my own body, and making sure that I carve out time to feel joy.
What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
I have this beautiful deck of cards called “Sabedoria de Criança,” which means “A child’s wisdom” that provides such excellent insight into parenting and children’s beautiful minds. I would love to share it with you during a postpartum visit!
- Birth and Postpartum Trainings, Nesting Doula Collective.
- BA in Political Science.
- MES in Planning.
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
- Full Spectrum Doula Training.