Certified Instructor and Doula
Why I became a
In 2010 shortly after the birth of my third child, a dear friend had her first baby. She wanted to breastfeed but was having a particularly hard time. She contacted me and cried for help. I went to her home and helped her learn how to position the baby, how to know if it is a good latch but mostly gave her a lot of love and encouragement. As I left her home it felt AMAZING to help another woman! I wanted to do this more. I wanted to help and support women in becoming mothers. I held onto that feeling wondering how I could lend myself and what I had learned as a young mother to other women. Over a year later I met Donna Ryan (founder of Birth Boot Camp). I was intrigued by her classes and when I became pregnant for the fourth time I instantly knew I wanted to take her birth class to prepare for that pregnancy and birth. At each of the 10 classes we attended I knew that is what I wanted to do. I wanted to teach. Since becoming a mother I have soaked up all things birth, loved it, revered it, longed to know more, and longed to help other women find the information I wish I would have had the first time I gave birth. I certified to teach Birth Boot Camp in 2014, co-founded GJ Birth Collective in 2016, became a Birth Boot Camp Doula in 2018 and certified to be a midwife assistant in January 2023. I am now able to educate and support women and men as they become mothers and fathers. It is a joy to watch couples become empowered with education in preparation for their individual birth experience and gain the ability to make informed decisions for their personal experience. It is thrilling to be a part of the birth community serving growing families through education and support.
A bit about me...
I married my best friend, Mark, in 2003. We welcomed our first child in 2006. Since then we have added 5 more! I love being a mother to our six beautiful children who were born at various locations from hospital to birth center to home. I am excited to support couples wherever they desire to birth. I believe education is the means to empower couples with the ability to make the best birth choices for their situation. I am thrilled to support others on their passage to parenthood as so many have supported me.
Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor
Birth Boot Camp, LLC Training 2014
Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor
Birth Boot Camp, LLC Training February 2014
Certified Birth Boot Camp Doula
Birth Boot Camp Doula, LLC training March 2018
To read about Birth Boot Camp Instructor certification requirements go here. For information on Birth Boot Camp Doula certification requirements go here.
"Thank you, Angela, for taking the time and energy to invest in all of us soon-to-be parents!! I'm so appreciative that there is someone like you who has the enthusiasm and passion to educate others on the whole pregnancy and birthing process. I am a firm believer that education is a silver bullet to minimizing fear and ignorance in this world. I admit, I'm still nervous about the whole process (birthing, being a mother), but I am far less fearful and much more accepting of what is to come.
Thank you for providing me and my partner with an array of tools to use that will help us embark on this new and exciting adventure with ease and confidence."
- Gin P. 2017
"Angela is AMAZING! She was there for my third birth and I quickly realized that each birth is different and even though I had two little ones at home I was nervous all over again. Angela’s calming manner and gentle voice brought peace to my anxious heart. I can’t thank her enough for her gentle way, and her ability to access the situation and educate me in what would normally be a stressful time."
-Rebecca A. 2012
Thank you for all your help in preparing for a natural birth. Our Lincoln is 3 months old now! I'm so grateful for all the empowering things I learned in birth boot camp. You have such a gift for teaching and empowering! I am so excited that you are now a doula as well!! You will bless so many people!
-Stephanie P 2017
"This class was THE best thing I did for myself to prepare for labor. The information was incredible and gave me so much confidence. Angela gave me great resources and compassionate advice. I LOVED my labor and appreciate so much Angela always reiterated that there are no failures when it comes to bringing a life into the world because birth is a miracle no matter how it happens." Jenni F., 2016
Thank you so much, Angela, for all of your hard work and for providing us all with so much in-depth information! Eric and I feel so fortunate to have taken this class and really do feel more prepared for delivery day because of it. Thank you thank you!
- Devyn 2017
"Thank you so much for the wonderful preparation and knowledge you gave us. After talking to couples who went another route, I couldn't be happier with the route we took. You are great at what you do and we will spread the word.. And keep you in mind for a refresher course/doula should we decide to go for 'round 2'."
- Rebecca J. 2016
I want to thank you for all of your help.... I learned so much and I feel much more prepared! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
-Kate R 2018