All About Me
Get to know a little about me... mother of 4, partner to Jeff, gentle rebel, a hippie at heart, follower of the moon, counter of the stars and proud Birth Nerd!
I am just your regular 30 something gal, living life, raising babies to the best of my ability, riding the adventure life with my partner, with a huge love of everything birth and motherhood.
You can find us spending too much at costco, planning our next project at the hardware store, playing at the park or walking the dogs by the river.
Life balancing teens, a toddle and a baby is no easy feat! So I am rocking the mom bun, leggings and coffee look, just like everyone else.
Always learning, always growing.
Birth work is something that has been calling me for a very long time. Since 2005 to be exact! With the birth of my first baby, I knew that I had to persue this calling, I was just so unsure how, or when.
Fast forward a few years and a few more children, I knew what I was meant to be. A Doula!
So began my adventure...
I took my Birth Doula training in 2018 through DONA International. With that training, my hunger for more grew rapidly.
I took my Childbirth Educator training with Bebomia and learned not only everything I needed to know about facilitating an informational and engaging Birth Ed class, but how to be more inclusive in our community and on social media. It's because of their training, that you will often find gender nutral language in my work.
Now that quenched my thirst for a while, but I just felt this call to learn more and that's when I came accross Herbal Birthkeeping Trainings. The stars aligned when Covid began for me, because it was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all of that time spent at home. I devoured their courses as I tend to do when reading something that sparks my heart and spirit! Peer Lactation, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Full Spectrum Doula Birth Keeping, proudly accomplished, and ready to serve the women and birthers in my community.
"I met Amanda through a mutual friend hosting a breastfeeding class for new and expecting moms. I attended, but little did I know the impact that day had on me. Started out with me asking for some help making sure my technique and pump was good to go for my first babe in a few days. Amanda offered her non judgmental help, and made sure I was comfortable. We got to know a little about each other, and before we new it she became my doula as well. Greatly appreciate all of her support and tips and kindness to step up for me and my family.”