a little bit about me

I am blessed with a loving, supportive husband, three talented adult sons and a charming daughter-in-law. Our sweet golden retriever mix, Ginger, keeps us all grounded. Life is good!


Family is the most important thing in my life, and the reason why I am so passionate about my role as a birth and postpartum doula. It is an incredible honor and joy to provide nurturing support to women, partners, and families during this unforgettable time of transformation and growth.


In addition to my doula services, I love spending time outdoors, gardening, yoga, sewing, gathering with family and friends, and discovering new places right around the corner as well as around the world.

  



EDUCATION:


Academy for Socialwork, St. Poelten, Austria


I am bilingual (English/German) and lived in Austria for many years.

I am the daughter of an Austrian mother and a Hungarian father.


EXPERIENCE:


1987 - present: Mother

1999 - present: Postpartum Doula

2010 - present: Birth Doula


I have had the privilege and immense joy of supporting 170 birthing families and 290 postpartum families (1/1/2019).


I have supported families birthing at 

  • home
  • birth centers (LifeCycle WomanCare, Valley BirthPlace)
  • hospitals: 


BUCKS COUNTY: 

Doylestown Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, Grandview Hospital


MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

Einstein Medical Center, Abington-Jefferson Health, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Holy Redeemer, Lankenau Medical Center


LEHIGH COUNTY:

Lehigh Valley Health Network, St.Luke's Allentown, St. Luke's  Bethlehem


CHESTER COUNTY: 

Paoli Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital


PHILADELPHIA:

Pennsylvania Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Hospital of the University of PA


NEW JERSEY:

Capital Health Hopewell, Princeton Penn Medicine 




MEMBERSHIPS, CERTIFICATIONS, TRAININGS:

 

  • DONA International Member since 2000 
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor ~ Nursing Mother's Advisory Council, 2000
  • Postpartum Doula Certification ~ DONA International, 2003
  • "Baby's First Massage"  Instructor, 2005
  • Birth Doula Certification ~ DONA International, 2010
  • "Touch For Birth" ~ Advanced Doula Training ~ Penny Bussell Stansfield, 2011
  • "Creating Space: Pelvic Bodywork, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Rebozo" ~ Britt McCollum, 2013
  • "Spinning Babies Workshop" ~ Gail Tully, Midwife ~ 2013
  • "Comfort Techniques for Midwives and Doulas" ~ Debra Pascali Bonaro, 2014
  • "The Use of TENS during Labor" ~ Advanced Doula Training ~ Penny Bussell Stansfield, 2014
  • "Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum ~ BirthArts e-learning course, 2015
  • "Holding Space For Pregnancy Loss" ~ Amy Wright Glenn, 2016
  • "Acupressure for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum" ~ Nick Olow, 2016
  • "Keystone 10" ~ 15 hr Breastfeeding Management Course for PA Hospitals ~ Doylestown 2018
  • "Mexican Traditions and Techniques/Rebozo" ` Midwifery Conference, 2018
  • Birth Arts International Childbirth Educator Training Program, 2019


DONA International Conferences: Washington DC 2005, Atlanta 2007, Boston 2009


DONA International Virtual Conferences: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017