Hi I'm Samm...
I completed my birth & postpartum doula training in October of 2012 with former Philadelphia midwife, Beth Goldberg of Believe in Birth, not knowing that it would completely change my life. Since my doula training I have become, what I like to call, a birth junkie. In the summer of 2013 I completed a childbirth educator training (Birth Arts International) and a midwives assistant training in February of 2014. I had an amazing home birth in April 2015 and gave birth to my first baby, Indigo (Indy). You can read my birth story here.
My belief is that pregnancy and birth are a normal part of life and that we are strong and capable. Our society has created an unnecessary fear surrounding childbirth and my role as a doula is to support you and encourage you to make informed, evidence based, decisions. My goal is for all of my clients to feel positive about their birth experience, even when things don't go as planned.
I started studying midwifery under my midwife, Karen Webster of Woman Wise Midwifery, in the spring of 2016. I am also currently enrolled in Birthwise Midwifery School & therefore I am taking a very limited number of birth clients per month (birth doula & birth photography). If you are interested in having a home birth, please get in contact with Karen.
I have attended & photographed over 80 births over the past 5 years. I have taught childbirth classes in various settings. I am constantly attending workshops & classes and am an active member in the local birth community. I have experience working with people of all different backgrounds & beliefs. I have been to hospital births, birth center births & home births. Whether you are going natural or planning a c-section, I will be there to support you.