As a full spectrum doula (birth, postpartum, conception, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption) and photographer I work with expecting parents throughout all of Berlin to support them through their pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum journeys. Through many trainings I have accumulated an education that I feel best serves the families I work with and my personal interests to create a solid foundation in working with a large variety of pregnancies outcomes and birthing needs.
I’m an Irish-American who has lived here in Berlin for the past seven years. I’ve been working in childcare, learning German, running a small community arts space, and working in the field of reproductive justice. I have a strong passion for gardening and spending my free time with my endless craft projects. Throughout the last four years I’ve been supporting families as a doula and have also volunteered with pregnant refugee women to attempt to help their arrival and pregnancies in Berlin be as comfortable for them and their families. I also run a monthly queer family building meet-up group to discuss topics around trying to conceive, pregnancy, and parenting.
I believe that every pregnant person should have the support and encouragement to engage and decide on what is best for their pregnancy and birth. I would be delighted to be a part of this journey with you.
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography, (Purchase, NY) 2012
DONA International Birth Doula Training 2015 (NY)
How We Birth-Understanding Childbirth Practices with Michel Odent and Lilliana Lammers, 2016 (Berlin)
The Art And Science of Breastfeeding with Indira Lopez Bassols, IBCLC, 2016 (Berlin)
Abortion Doula Training with the Bay Area Doula Project, 2016 (Oakland California)
Supporting LGBTQ* Families at Birth and Postpartum with Morgane Richardson, 2017 (NY)
Spinning Babies Workshop 2019 (Berlin)
Interviews and Media Mentions:
Coven: Jes Walsh on Being A Doula:Care, Queers, and Reproductive Rights
Der Tagesspiegel: Queere Geburtshilfe Berlin
Brav_a: Becoming a Doula