My name is Alexa. I am a mother of five beautiful children and wife to my amazing husband. When I am not attending births, I can be found at home with my five little ones, attending birth workshops, creating hand crafted items for my boutique or obsessively decorating and organizing my house. I have a major sweet tooth, especially when it comes to chocolate and ice cream.
Ever since I can remember Pregnancy, Birth, and early childhood has been my passion. I always knew I wanted to do something in that area but never knew quite what. I loved learning as much as I could in anything related to those topics. When taking early childhood classes in high school to studying Family studies at the University of Utah, I loved any class that taught me more about the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. While at the University of Utah I took classes in early childhood, child psychology and family studies. My path to birth work didn’t take off until the birth of my own children. Each of their births has shaped me as a woman and as a birth worker. I was first introduced to doulas with the pregnancy of my first child when my sister suggested I hire a doula. Like many people, my response was, “A what?!”. After which, I promptly delved into learning more about doulas, birth choices and more. Unfortunately, I did not hire a doula until the birth of my third child. Looking back, I wish I would have hired one for my first three births. Having a doula for my third birth as well as my last two has been one of the best decisions I could have made.
I did my doula training shortly before the birth of my third child and quickly jumped into the world of birth work. I was able to attend three births before my own baby was born. I was extremely honored to be a part of something so sacred. The birth of a baby is an extraordinary thing and I know that every woman is incredibly strong and was made to do this. Unfortunately, many women do not know of their choices and have many fears surrounding birth. The birth of a baby is something that should not be feared. It is such a sacred and beautiful moment in life and should be seen as such.
No matter how you choose to birth your baby, your birth is important. Whether you are choosing a medicated or non-medicated, home or hospital, vaginal or belly birth (cesarean), your birth matters and your birth is the beginning of something beautiful.
I was trained as a birth doula through DONA International. Through this I learned how to support expecting parents during the pregnancy and birth of their child.
I attended a 12 week course through MCU as an advanced birth doula. I was taught more in depth how to educate and support expecting parents especially those who are high risk, expecting multiples, or planning a VBAC.
I am always continuing my education as much as possible. Whether that is through my own studies or additional trainings and certifications. The following are some of the trainings and certifications I have done/received.
- Trained birth Doula through DONA (Doulas of North America)- July 2015
- Advanced trained Doula through MCU (midwives college of Utah)- February 2016
- Malaysian Benkung Belly Binding
- Mexican Rebozo
- Placenta Encapsulation
- Assistant Midwifery Training – Utah Birth Suites
- Assistant Midwifery Training – Miracle Midwifery