I became interested in birth work after giving birth to my daughter in 2015 and son in 2017. I was advised to hire a doula but at the time didn't understand the value of hiring a doula. I assumed I could manage it all by myself as I have chosen at a later age to have children as a single mother. One day, a friend of mine started texting me asking me all sorts of questions about my pregnancies which were challenging due to fibroids and surviving a prior long term illness. My friend called me and said, "Okay, Radhika. You are going to be my doula." I had an amazing experience and I realized my calling immediately upon greeting my friend's daughter. It was really wonderful to be a part of that continual support at at home and hospital. I wound up having a fantastic experience and feeling truly empowered to support women and families in their birthing experience.
Since going through pregnancy, birth and new motherhood I have become a birth addict. I am often in awe how amazing we women are who grow humans in our bodies and bring them into the world through birth!! My hope is that I can provide the kind of loving support to families. It really makes for a great entry into parenthood.
In my free time I enjoy listening and dancing to all kinds of music, cooking/baking, and being outdoors with my babies. I live in Maryland with two children. I am a DONA trained birth doula. I look forward to greeting your baby and supporting you and your family.