Who is Holly?

And why should I trust her?

I am a Texas-transplant who moved to Chicago for a degree in Music and Art. Soon after graduating, an unexpected pregnancy catapulted me into the world of birth plans and stretch marks and the vast unknowns on the other side.

After that birth, I found I was still reading the books and talking about birth. Some big life changes, two more children, 11 years of doula work, and I’m still fascinated by the psychology of transition.

I have worked with hundreds of childbearing women since 2006 as a doula and childbirth educator. I am a Birthing From Within mentor with previous certifications through DONA and BirthWorks. Besides teaching expectant parents, I also train medical professionals in patient care and communication.

I live by a Forest Preserve in Lake County, IL with my sexy partner, a High School Chemistry Teacher. I have three kids, four cats, five kettlebells and one driving obsession: to help you have a #kickassbirth.

(While I may have a ton of stuff to teach, I don't pretend to know it all. In fact, please take a moment to read my disclaimer.)

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