Ariel prides herself on being a Jill of All Trades, and finds her knack for problem solving and communication a great help in serving her clients.
Ariel would love to talk with you. Text, email, or call to discuss how she can become a valued member of your birth or postpartum plan.
Ariel is the mother to one spunky daughter! She has found great joy in exploring life again through the eyes of a toddler, and can be found exploring new parts of Chicago, finding great coffee shops, visiting local book stores, and enjoying the vast water front. Growing up in rural Eastern Washington State has given her an appreciation for how many great people and places are available in Chicago.
Before entering into her role as a professional birth and postpartum doula, Ariel has had the benefits of a wide range of talents and opportunities. Some past experiences include competing in the United States Barista Competition, driving tour buses in Juneau, Alaska, and serving as a Community Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble.
Ariel will be joining the ProDoula Training and Development Team in January of 2016 as a labor and postpartum doula trainer.
She holds certifications through ProDoula, DONA International, and Birth Arts International.
Through birth and postpartum, your voice can be heard clearly when you bring Ariel into your experience. Feel confident that regardless of where or when you give birth, or how or why you need care afterward, Ariel can be counted on to give experienced support.
You aren't expected to be prepared for every situation. You aren't supposed to know everything. Working with you along your path is part of what sets Ariel's care apart. You won't be expected to prescribe to an ideology or technique. You just need to be you. Ariel can help you find the answers you need, while being comfortable with any feelings that arise.
Ariel is skilled and able to support families through:
Natural Birth (non-medicated) / Vaginal Birth Assisted by Medication / Planned Cesarean delivery/ Induction / VBAC / Multiples / Lamaze / The Bradley Method/ Hypnobirthing
LGBTQ families welcome
A Special Thanks To:
Brandon and Karyn Vasquez
Ginny Taylor Photography
The ever supportive, Mr. Swift
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
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