At this time, I am the only staff doula for the organization, although I do partner with local doulas for backup situations as needed.
I began my work as a doula in 2013 after becoming certified through Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula. I was drawn to Stillbirthday after the loss of my own daughter, the ordeal and lack of support that we encountered while in the hospital. I just knew that other families deserved better. I became certified as a Stillbirthday birth and bereavement doula and went on to acquire my Midwife of Thanatology certification. I now offer doula (non-medical) support to those in all stages of pregnancy, post-partum stages. We have our 501( c ) 3 status and work to support families who suffer the loss of an infant or pregnancy loss. Our loss support spans the entire state of South Carolina and we provide distance support for those out of state.
I draw on my background in healthcare experience and the experience of losing a child to stillbirth to support the families I work with. I enjoy being an advocate for families and providing the support that each family deserves.