about alicia (she/hers)

"We still turn to each other and say, "What would we have done without Alicia?" As a highly skilled and experienced doula, Alicia is an empowering encourager, an excellent listener, a thoughtful caregiver, a holder of sacred space and a bringer of beauty. She supported us with her intuitive wisdom, lighthearted joy, technical know-how, and deep connection with the human body. Alicia was our advocate as we navigated a surprise hospital birth (due to medical issues) after we'd been planning to deliver at a freestanding birth center. Alicia was with us every step of the way, offering tools and support so that we could have the beautiful, empowering birthing experience we had been dreaming about."

Elaine and Jason

I am overcome with a feeling of awe as I reflect on the the great honor I’ve had in supporting close to 200 births as a birth doula. The excitement and honor I feel in getting to support families during this time hasn’t changed since the very first birth I attended 6 years ago. I’ve found that regardless of where the birth takes place or what “type” of birth unfolds, no birth is more or less magical and powerful than another. And I feel such tremendous gratitude every single time I am invited to offer my support during these intimate and miraculous moments. Over and over, seeing the power and strength that comes through during childbirth brings me so much inspiration and I love getting to serve in this way, with all of my heart and soul.

I also serve families during the fourth trimester (first three months postpartum) as a postpartum doula and newborn care specialist. I love being allowed to offer my support as a safe person that enters your home without judgment! It brings me so much joy to care for your new addition(s), as well as, tending to the entire family unit as a whole. I specialize in caring for singlets, multiples and preemies.  I do not believe in a right or wrong way to care for or raise your children. I believe safety comes first, and then YOUR way, and I love getting to help you find your unique way as a family and as individuals. I’m also happy to be hired to simply let you get sleep as your night-shift doula. Ultimately though, my job is to work myself out of a job so you feel confident in caring for your child/children as a family unit when I leave.

I have extensive training and experience in birth doula support, postpartum doula support and newborn care. Please see below as most of my trainings and certificates are listed. I have gone as far as Bali, Indonesia to seek education from some of  the best birth workers and providers in the world and continue to look for these opportunities. Most importantly, I know that I never get to grow complacent. I am constantly shifting and growing from my experiences, as well as, continuing my education so I can be the best provider of care as a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Newborn Care Specialist.

I celebrate LGBTQIA+ individuals and families and identify within this rainbow myself. I honor gender as a galaxy. I celebrate all bodies. I am deeply committed to reproductive justice and doing my work to create an anti-racist, anti-homophobic and anti-transphobic world.

When I’m not at births, supporting families during the early postpartum period or caring for newborn babies?  I’m often snuggled up next to my girl Jewel (not a human daughter, but a boxer-pup daughter) watching a show on Hulu, Amazon or Netflix (yes, I have them all, I’m a sucker for those shows that you are only allowed to watch on one particular site).  I also love reading, traveling, practicing Kundalini Yoga, riding my bike and going on long walks in the woods with my dog. Thank you so much for visiting! I would love to hear from you whether you are interested in my birth or postpartum doula services, newborn care services, or are simply in need of some guidance.

***Thank you Gather Birth Cooperative for the bio photo!

Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Public Health, 2002

  • Completed 200 hour Yoga teacher training, 2008

  • Completed Birth Doula training, 2014

  • Completed Prenatal Yoga teacher training, 2014 and BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Yoga teacher training, 2015

  • Completed Birth Doula training, 2015 and Postpartum Doula training, 2018

  • Completed advanced skills training for Birth Keepers in Bali, 2017 with Debra Pascali-Bonaro (of Orgasmic Birth) and Ibu Robin Lim (CNN Hero, Midwife & founder of Bumi Sehat Foundation)

  • Completed Spinning Babies workshop, 2017

  • Former Member of the Childbirth Collective

  • HypnoBirthing Certified Doula, 2018

  • Hypnobabies Certified Doula, 2018

  • Former member of Queer Birth Project

  • Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator, 2018

  • Spinning BabiesĀ® Certified Parent Educator, 2019

  • Completed Trans Birthing Workshop with Trystan Reese, 2020

  • Graduated Newborn Care Specialist Training, 2020