experience and training
Elizabeth completed her doula training with Birth Arts International in 2010, apprenticed with Britt McCollum of Blossoming Bellies, and is a member of The Philly Doula Co-op, Inner Circle Midwifery’s Homebirth Doula Network and Maternity Care Coalition’s community doula program. She completed MCC’s 27-hour Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training in 2018, and is a guest lecturer at Temple University’s School of Public Health, teaching about the impact of doulas in reducing negative maternal health outcomes. She has had the privilege of attending a vaginal breech birth and is well equipped to support families facing the challenges of breech delivery. In 2010, she traveled to Brazil to study the role of ritual in natural childbirth alongside elder midwives. Elizabeth is an advocate for survivors of sexual trauma and is trained as a trauma informed care provider.
Elizabeth is a doula, breastfeeding counselor, and movement educator. She believes in the power of the birthing body and supports the creation of transformative and peaceful birth experiences. She loves birth work for its importance in honoring women’s bodies, transforming our health care systems, creating safe and connected communities, building movements for reproductive justice, and upholding traditional ways of healing.
As a doula, Elizabeth offers compassionate care, skilled physical support, and a passion for patiently sharing her knowledge of all things pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Elizabeth has spent many years as a professional dancer and movement educator, and strives to find the places where movement, improvisation, and childbirth braid together. She works with clients to find connection and wisdom in their own bodies to safely and confidently move their way through labor.