Doula: ( /ˈduːlə/ ) ,
Greek word meaning "woman who serves"
"Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
I am a postpartum doula, artist, stay-at-home mother of three: Anakin (10), Avery (7), and Sophie (5), and former biomedical engineer. As a postpartum doula, my mission is to use gentle guidance and loving care to help new mothers, birth parents, fathers, birth partners, and babies thrive during the fourth trimester. This transformative postpartum period is a period during which all members of the new family need and deserve nurturing and support.
Colorado School of Mines, 1998, BS Mechanical Engineering
University of Tennessee, 2003, MS Biomedical Engineering
DONA International, 2019, Postpartum Doula Training
I went to school and worked as an engineer from 1994-2009. From 2009 to present I have worked as a stay-at home mother. The transition from work to motherhood was a difficult one. The challenges I worked through are what inspire me to serve other women and birth parents as a postpartum doula! Since 2012 I have worked with children and families to create personalized pieces of art, and since 2016 I have painted portraits of women, children, and families. I have also helped a client paint and collage her belly cast, and have created a quilt from a baby girl's memorable baby clothing. I enjoy working with families to mark important time periods using materials and media that can help them best express and celebrate what is important to them.
Postpartum Doula Care for Early Weeks
Nonjudgmental, holistic, mind-body-spirit support of mothers, birth parents, fathers, birth partners, and infants
Creative Services for Later Months and Years
Portraits - Oils, Pastel, Charcoal
Belly Cast Painting and Collaging
Collaborative Handprint Art
Sewing to Memorialize Important Events
Please contact me if you are interested in hearing more details about my postpartum doula care and fees. Likewise if you are interested in any creative services I can offer in later months and years.
I would love to talk with you!
Owner, Arin Postpartum Doula Care and Creative Services
DOULA SERVICE AREA