I arrived in Thailand in the fall of 2001 and have since been blessed with four children, all born in Bangkok.  I felt a call to working with birthing women after a less-than-desirable birth with my first child and a wonderful, empowering birth with my second child.  Working with women and families though their life-changing event of having a baby has been a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience.

I have been a certified childbirth educator with Childbirth International (CBI) and a certified doula with CBI since 2008.  

I provide care and information for women from all walks of life.  By providing evidence-based resources, parents can understand the birth process and make informed decisions regarding procedures and options.  I offer encouragement, reassurance, and support.

I believe:
- Birth is a normal, healthy, natural process.
- Birth is as safe as life gets.
- Birth can be a sacred, transforming, and joyful    
  experience.
- Birth can be approached with confidence and trust rather 
  than fear.
- Women’s bodies are designed to give birth with little 
  assistance.
- Women deserve individualized, personal care free from 
  routine interventions.  "Birth is safe; interference is risky."
- Women have the right to true informed consent for any 
  offered procedure.
- Women have the right and responsibility to choose birth 
  location, care, and care provider that matches their 
  individual philosophy and needs.
- Women can feel empowered if able to voice their birth 
  preferences, understand the birth process,  and know the 
  benefits, risks, and options for their choices.
- Women can be confident and equipped for their own 
   transformations from pregnancy to motherhood. 
- Babies have the right to careful informed consent by the  
  parents.
- Babies have the right to a peaceful and gentle birth.
- Babies (boys and girls) have the right to genital integrity.


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