Happy Mama Healthy Baby Community Doula
I was raised in the Inland Empire within the city of Pomona. I am a mother of three and I am well aware of the necessity of support during labor. My desire to work with children and families was initiated in my career in social work. Wanting a more personal relationship with families while exploring birthing and babies, I decided to take a different career route as a full circle doula. A full circle doula is able to provide both labor and postpartum doula services for a “full circle” of doula care.
I obtained a Master’s in Social Work from California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) in 2014 and currently work as a Children’s Social Worker, providing case management services to children who are medically fragile and/or with special needs. My work within this agency has allowed for a wealth of knowledge on community resources and programs, of which I disseminate to families. I have served on several committees, one of which included focusing on eliminating racial disparity and disproportion in the child welfare system. I obtained perinatal training with Shafia Monroe Consulting. The Full Circle Doula Training® is an intensive 30-hour (3.5 days) prenatal, labor and postpartum doula training course.
In addition, I have done volunteer work for several organizations, including ‘Alternate Avenues’, where I assisted with the intake of incoming pregnant patients for medical services. Doulas often times advise women of nutritional needs during pregnancy, which may be hard to obtain for disadvantaged working families. As Communications Director for the non-profit organization, Hammer Hunger Inc., I am an incredibly valuable resource to the organization and the families served. My wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with the needs of working families helps bring about strong solutions-based results. My compassion towards children and families has guided my work within this organization for eradicating hunger in the working family’s household.
I am a firm believer that with the proper support and education a mother can have a joyous birthing experience. I look forward to working with you.