Penny was born and educated in the UK. She lived in France for 15 years before moving to the United States in 1995. Penny has been a childbirth educator in the UK, France and the US for 25 years. She became a DONA International Certified Birth Doula in 1997 and has attended over 100 births. In 1998, she was certified as a DONA International Birth Doula Trainer and has taught more than 30 workshops nationwide.
In 2000, Penny became a licensed massage therapist, with a specialization in working with pregnant women. She is one of the creators of the Cortiva Institute’s Maternity and Infant Massage Program, a graduate-level course for certified massage therapists taught throughout the US. Penny is currently the co-owner of Hillsborough Massage Therapy LLC in Hillsborough, NJ where she specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage. She is also on the education team at Mama Mio Ltd., an international provider of safe and effective high-quality skincare products for pregnancy and postpartum.
Penny understands that the birthing experience is a transformative event in a woman’s life. Her professional activities are focused on nurturing women through touch, emotional support and education during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
She lives with her husband Rob in New Jersey and has three children. Please visit www.pennydoula.com for more information.