Caring With Purpose.
I help create a safe environment for my clients through the power of education, evidence-based information, and personalized hands-on care.
Herbalist, nutritionist, & doula
When meeting new clients, the most frequently asked question is “Herbalist, nutritionist, and doula why all three?”. It’s a fair question. The short answer is, I love supporting, nourishing, and educating mothers as they work with their bodies to create new life. So much of the world wants to separate the way we treat our body from any possible outcome. Mental health, illness, fatigue, pregnancy, weight, skin conditions, auto-immune disease, happiness, and success…etc. You name it; I believe the earth has provided the tools to heal.
Let’s dive in on nourishing your body through wholesome foods, ancient herbs, and education.
"To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." ~William Londen
My Worldview & Experience
Herbalism and Nutrition
During my time in Texas (2021-2023) I studied holistic nutrition, herbalism, and wellness coaching through a 2 year intensive program. I intended to learn all they could offer about nutrition and the other stuff would be a bonus. Somewhere along the journey I developed a deep passion for plant medicine and using the flora around us as the basis for a strong, balanced body. I’m not sure why this came as such a surprise. Ever since I was little I loved to being in the woods or on the water. I love taking in the natural world around me and understanding it’s role in the greater balance. My passions include foraging all the edible and medicinal herbs I can get my hands on as well as growing a lush garden of foods and medicine for my family.
I frequently tell my husband that a good hike should always come with free snacks!
I have been serving families as a doula since February 2018. Through the last five years, I have experienced many different types of birth and have narrowed my approach as a doula. I believe that the body was created perfectly to nourish, protect, and birth a baby. I believe that mothers have a deep knowing of their body, their baby, and the timing of it all. I empower families to tune into the mother’s instincts, follow the lead of her body, and trust in a process that is immaculately designed. The body knows what to do and if you pause to listen, birth can be a loving, calm, and beautiful process.
I am experienced in homebirth, birth center birth, hospital birth, hospital transfer, Spinning babies, Hypnobabies, Hypnobirth, Bradley Method, water birth, breech birth, unmedicated and medicated vaginal delivery, cesarean, induction, and so much more I would be happy to share with you!
At this time I only attend planned out of hospital births but am confident if the need for hospital transfer arises. Above all else, I support your autonomy and knowing when it comes to your body, baby, and birth.
In My Spare Time...
Outside of work you will find me with my husband, Matt. As native Minnesotans, we love to travel and spend as much time outside as we can (sun or snow!). We love seeing the differences in food, culture, and community across the globe. We have visited 15 countries together!
When we aren’t traveling you’ll likely find us in our backyard gardening or out in a park foraging. I feel immense pride in growing and preparing my own food. I don’t grow anything I can’t use as food or medicine, mainly because I couldn’t fathom giving up growing room for something I can’t actively use. To know where your food comes from, who has touched it, what was in the soil, and how it was cared for makes me so happy. I have a deep drive to be able to nourish my family almost exclusively with food we grow or raise ourselves. In addition to our garden, we also can, pickle, and ferment a host of foods and beverages for year-round consumption. In alignment with our desire for sustainability, the freedom to separate from a fast-paced, home-to-work cycle appeals to as we grow our family.
Let's Work Together.
At your service along every step of your journey whether it's nutrition or your birthing needs. I will ensure that it's everything you hoped for and more.
Get In Touch
Let’s talk about your nutrition goals or birth planning needs and how I can best serve you. Send me a message by submitting this form.