Cathy is a physical therapist who has worked with special needs children over the last 30 years. She is founder, designer, and president of BirthWorks International. She is author of Birthing in the Spirit- a human values approach to childbirth, and Doulas of Love and is co-author of the BirthWorks Childbirth Educator Manual, and the Doula Journal Workbook. Cathy facilitates childbirth education and doula workshops in the USA and overseas. She is a certified Maya Abdominal Massage therapist, is certified in pelvic bodywork, is trained in techniques of myofascial release and teaches human values, all of which she incorporates into her workshops. She brings together her many talents when working with women, helping them to integrate the mind, body, and spirit when giving birth and helping them to have more trust and faith in their bodies’ innate ability to give birth. She is a piano teacher and composed the lyrics and original songs for the CD Believe. She is the mother of two children.