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

First and foremost, I celebrate LGBTQIA++ individuals and families and identify as queer myself.  I love working with ALL families but I definitely have a special place in my heart for LGBTQIA identified folks and folks that are not centered in our society.  I celebrate all bodies and I believe from the very bottom of my heart that gender is a galaxy. 

Outside of birth work, one of my favorite joys in life is traveling. I love day trips, long cross-country road trips, and flying across the world to visit new places and meet new friends. When I’m not exploring new places, I’m often exploring a new subject. Lately, my nose is usually buried in books about astrology. One day I hope to be able to create and translate birth charts for people. However, I’m finding that the more I learn, the further this day slips from my grasp – it’s all so wonderfully and also painfully complex! I also love practicing many different types of Yoga, spending time in places with a lot of trees, and being next to or in the ocean (I’ve found that lake superior often fills my heart up just as well as the sea). During the past couple of winters, I’ve been loving polar-plunging in frozen lakes. I don’t understand why, but plunging into 32 degree water is incredibly calming. I often describe it as shaking me into peace (or maybe that’s just hypothermia).

I have been a doula since 2014 and am certified as a full spectrum birthworker. I have supported more than 300 families during the birth and postpartum period. I enjoy offering non-judgmental support during a time where folks are facing incredible amounts of opinions and unfair expectations. I love supporting your values as a birther and/or parent. And, if you don’t quite know what your values are yet, that’s okay too! I will support you every step of the way as your unique values and desires unfold.

I have extensive training and experience in supporting folks through the birth process, the postpartum time, and caring for newborns. Most importantly, I strive to never grow complacent. I am constantly shifting and growing from my experiences, as well as continuing to seek new education and experiences in order to provide excellent care for my clients. 

Thank you so much for visiting! I would love to hear from you whether you are interested in my birth services, postpartum or newborn care services, travel support, education services, abortion support or are simply in need of some guidance. If you’d like to know more, please contact me for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

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

  • HypnoBirthing Certified Doula, 2018

  • Hypnobabies Certified Doula, 2018

  • Former member of Queer Birth Project

  • Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator, 2018 and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, 2020

  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, 2019

  • Completed Trans Birthing Workshop with Trystan Reese, 2020

  • Graduated Newborn Care Specialist Training, 2020 and Graduated Advanced Newborn Care Specialist Training, 2023

  • Certified Brava Core and Pelvic Floor Birthworker, 2021

  • Completed Advanced Full Spectrum Training, 2021 and Certified Full Spectrum Birthworker through Cornerstone, 2023

  • Completed Abortion Doula Training, 2022