Hi, I’m Lizzie
I am a childbirth educator and fierce birth advocate. I became a birth worker after my second birth experience. When I look back at my second birth with all the knowledge I have now, I can list off so many things that happened that were not supportive of physiological birth. I still got the unmedicated birth I wanted but it wasn’t really the best experience. And if I didn’t already have the experience of one unmedicated birth or if I lacked belief in my body, I know that birth would have ended differently.
Obsessed with all things pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, I have always been a birth nerd. Before I became a doula I used to teach high school math, and even taught one semester of child development (including a unit on childbirth education!). When I went back to work after maternity leave I struggled with postpartum depression and it was them I truly saw the HUGE need for more support for moms. In that time I had to really advocate for what I needed as a mom and let me tell you, it was not easy. I truly believe that struggling with postpartum depression was the universe’s way of catapulting me into my purpose of helping women in pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Shortly after becoming a doula I found out I was pregnant with my third. Through my childbirth educator training with Birth Arts International, my extensive research on evidence based maternal care, and of course my own experience giving birth in the hospital- I had my third and hands down best birth experience. And I wish for all expecting moms to have a hospital birth experience like they love.