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HI, I'M ANNIE

I'm a wife and mother of two with another one the way! I grew up here in the beautiful PNW and enjoy
going on hikes, having family game nights, listening to true crime podcasts, and my newest hobby is gardening!
Before becoming a doula and birth educator, I worked as a graphic designer. During my first pregnancy,
I discovered my passion to help inform and support growing families.

Why I Am A Doula

During the pregnancy and birth of my first son, I realized that not only did I not know about my options as a birthing person, but that other families in my community also didn’t know their options either. I hear countless stories from families who wished their birth experiences had gone differently and this opened the door to a whole new chapter of my life. Although it meant I would be completely changing my career, I knew that I wanted to help inform and support families as they experience the journey of pregnancy and childbirth.

As Your Doula

You are my priority. I provide support and guidance whenever and however works best for you. I fully
understand that you may have unique preferences, cultures, and traditions. Let's talk about them so I can help create the birth experience you envision. As a doula, I rely on my own personal experience as a woman of color who has had both a hospital and home birth in addition to my professional training. I have been in the shoes of my clients and understand the emotional, mental, and physical aspects of carrying and bringing life into the world.

Looking for other BIPOC Professionals?

Visit Birth for the People to find other BIPOC service providers in the Puget Sound area.

Or find other doulas in your area at DoulaMatch.net.

 

TRAINING & EDUCATION

Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, January 2021
WHEN SURVIVORS GIVE BIRTH

Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, April 2020

BREASTFEEDING FOR DOULAS

Perinatal Support Washington, February 2020

INTIMACY & SEX IN THE CHILDBEARING YEARS

Bayside Birth & Midwifery, May 2019

GENDER COMPETENCY
FOR PREGNANCY PROFESSIONALS

Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations, January 2019

BIRTH DOULA SKILLS WORKSHOP

Circle of Life Holistic Care, August 2018

PROFESSIONAL CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR WORKSHOP

Western Washington University, March 2013

BACHELORS OF ARTS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Pierce College, June 2011

ASSOCIATES OF ARTS