Hi, I'm Anne, your Hampton Roads, VA Doula!
I have a strong passion for supporting families during their pregnancy, labor, & postpartum, guiding them in having an informed and safe birth experience, and providing a calm and reassuring presence. I believe that everybody should have the guidance and encouragement to birth and parent in the way that best meets their needs & values. Being informed of your options, speaking up for yourself, and preparing your mind are all keys to a satisfying and empowering birth experience. I am committed to getting to know parents throughout their pregnancy, and creating a close relationship with them before that special day. I’d love to support & comfort you during these most intimate and sacred moments of your life!
It would be an honor to support your family during this time.
A little more about me:
Trainings & Certifications
I grew up in a small town called Merrill, Michigan. I have lived in Virginia since 2007. I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy, in which I served 6 years as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Handler.
After separating from the Navy in 2013, I worked as a birth doula, stay-at-home mother, and college student for 3 years. I now have a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development.
I currently work part-time as a Nutrition Care Coordinator at BioScrip, helping patients who are on feeding tubes and receive enteral nutrition therapy.
I have been a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) since 2013.
I am passionate and knowledgeable about babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, and car seat safety.
I gave birth on July 2nd, 2019 to a handsome little boy for another family, as a surrogate. It was a goal of mine to be a surrogate and it was a life-changing & incredible journey.
I have two beautiful children whom I enjoy spending a lot of time with! My son Tylor is 9 and my daughter Addison is 7.
In my spare time, I love to go to the beach, go hiking, do yoga, swim, read, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard.
Trained & Certified Labor Doula
ToLabor (The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options and Resources) - Trained in January 2013 and Certified May 2014. Re-certified in April 2019.
Rebozo Workshop Training
Trained in rebozo techniques by Gena Kirby in 2016.
Spinning Babies Training
Trained in Spinning Babies techniques at a workshop in May 2019.
TENS Unit Training
Completed training in 2019 by DoulaVersity on how to use TENS units for pain management during labor.
Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training
Trained by ProDoula in February 2020, soon to be certified!
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)
Trained & certified in 2013 & 2019 by Safe Kids Worldwide.