Photo shot by Janel-Sealander Photography of Buffalo, NY and edited by me
Hello, I'm Sam!
Hi friends! So excited you found me! I think I am like most women in their 30s. I can't live without coffee, my comfy clothes, I love cooking (& eating), crafting, I'm a DIY junkie, and a birth nerd. I have 3 crazy rambunctious boys, I don't get nearly enough sleep, I sometimes wash the same load of laundry more than anyone needs to know, and my house will never be as clean as I want. I have a crazy busy life but I wouldn't change any of it!!
We are a Navy family currently living in Norfolk, VA, but previously lived in San Diego where my 2 older children were born. This is also where my passion of birth and supporting women and families developed. Each one of my births have shaped me into the person I am today. My first son was born via cesarean, which in the end made me feel sad because I didn’t get the birth that I expected. Although my experience left me feeling a little broken, it brought me into a new world of natural birth and parenting that I didn’t know existed. My second and third births were amazing. I was surrounded by people who loved me, supported me, and helped me achieve the unmedicated VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) that I desired so much! I started my birth doula journey in 2015 and have loved every minute of it. It is an absolute privilege to be invited into your sacred birth space. To provide you with resources and information so that you can make the best choices for your birth. To help you trust in your body, make you feel pampered, comfortable, and loved in the process
I specialize in birth, maternity, fresh 48, lifestyle newborn, children, and families.
My family!! Photo by Kimberly O'Byrne Photography
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."