Amanda’s path to becoming a Birth and Postpartum Doula has been full of wonderful detours. Her life training began the moment she became a big sister at the age of six to her twin brother. Growing up she was (and often still is!) jokingly, and lovingly, referred to as their “second mom”. This nickname carried its way over with many of her friends growing up as well. Then in 2013, after the birth of her daughter, Amanda blossomed fully into her own motherhood.
After putting herself through night school to shift career paths away from corporate finance to become a bodyworker back in 2011, she began moonlighting as an Licensed Massage Therapist. Amanda transitioned fully to pre & postnatal massage work during the pregnancy of her daughter in 2013. It was also at this time she decided to pursue doula certification to allow a fuller, more supportive relationship to form with her expectant clients.
Currently Amanda is pursuing Cross Certification with ProDoula. She can be found working with The Chicago Doulas as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, and as a Licensed Massage Therapist for pre & postnatal massage. Additionally, fellow massage therapist and bodywork educator Josh Cantor and Amanda are the creators of Massage Your Mate, where they bring you their favorite massage techniques in a fun and approachable workshop.