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journeyofmotherhood@gmail.com919.698.9110DurhamUnited States27705
I first attended births in 1973, and certified through DONA as a birth doula in 1999. I have taught Hypnobabies since 2008. I continue to learn from every woman I serve.
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North Carolina

• Licensed Massage Therapist; 1985
• Certified Newborn Massage Instructor; 1986
• Certified Feldenkrais Practioner; 1991
• Certified Doula (DONA); 1999
• Certified Baby’s First Massage Instructor 2004
• Certified Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth; 2007
• Certified Hug Your Baby Teacher 2008
• Certified Calm Birth Teacher 2009
• Certified Fertility Massage Specialist-Nurturing the Mother 2009
• Certified in Pregnancy Massage-Nurturing the Mother 2012
• Arvigo Method of Maya Abdominal Therapy Practioner 2013
• Trainings:
o Birth Basics-Penny Simkins 2001
o When Survivors Give Birth-Penny Simkins 2004
o Taking the Labor out of Labor-Debra Pascali-Bonaro 2004
o Normalizing Breech Birth-Ina May Gaskin 2009
o Aroma 101 – Essential Oils- Jade Shutes 2012
o Biological Nurturing Basic and Advanced-Suzanne Colson 2012/13
o Acupressure in Pregnancy and Labor-Debra Betts 2013
o Rebozo in Labor-Gena Kirby 2013
o Ethics of PostNatal Care and Touch-Sacred Window School 2014
o Spinning Babies-Gail Tulley 2014
o Lymphatic Drainage Breast Massage Hand Expression-Alison Hazelbaker 2014
o Birth Emergency Skills Training 2014

• Ongoing Studies in:
o Authentic Movement
o CranioSacral Therapy
 Upledger Institute 1996/2000/2008
 Michael Shea-Pediatric CST 2003
 Alison Hazelbaker-CST and Infant Breastfeeding 2015
o Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
 Level 1 & 2 - Jondi White 2015
o Focusing
 Professional Training-Cathy Pascal 2015 in process

I am passionate about my role as a childbirth educator and birth doula. It is time for women to embrace the transformative power of birth and recognize that gentle birth is a human rights issue. Let's welcome our children into the world with the respect and care they each deserve.

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