Let’s get acquainted
Hello, I’m Ness (they/them)! I am a non-binary birthing human to three evolving humans and here’s how I stumbled into birth work.
After my first was premature, leading to a traumatic postpartum despite an incredible birth, I felt a pull towards birth work. I began working toward becoming a doula after the healing experience of my second child’s birth, and confirmed that this is one of my greatest passions after the deeply powerful birth of my last child (a surprise breech!).
I have supported many birthing families from home births to birthing centers to hospital births, and have helped them adjust to parenthood amidst the ups and downs of postpartum.
As a queer polyamorous non-binary human I have also transferred my birth doula skills to supporting trans friends and partners through gender affirming surgeries and care. Having been on both sides of the coin, I have grown to learn how crucial that communal support is through transitioning.
In addition to doula-ing, I am a yoga instructor who specializes in pre- and post-natal yoga, as well as a professional harpist. I like to think the creativity necessary for my other fields of interest and work aid in the creativity needed to support each individual family during this transformative time in their lives.
When not doing all the things I can be found enjoying time outside with my wife, my husband, queer platonic partner, three unschooled kids and two rescue dogs, working on some crafty thing, reading, doing anything related to social justice and dreaming of the ever common goal of liberatory community living as a polycule.