why hire a birth doula?
We will start with a meet and greet to get to know each other to find out if there is a place for me at your birth. Are you excited? Scared? Is this your first birth, or are you preparing for this birth while dealing with unresolved concerns/trauma from previous births? During our prenatal visits, I take the time to get to know you, your concerns, and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout your pregnancy, and will provide everything you require to make sure your birth experience is as rewarding and positive as possible.
I am here to offer you nonjudgemental support, education, and advocacy around your upcoming birth. The mere presence of a doula at your birth increases the likelihood of reflecting back upon your birth experience with positive feelings, and lowers your likelihood of requiring/desiring medical interventions. I will be a caring, informed, strong advocate for you.
As a certified Lactation Educator, I can answer many questions you may have about breastfeeding, and help you develop a strong foundation for your nursing relationship while you are still pregnant.
Trained in Spinning Babies, I bring a knowledge of how to best support a physiological birth experience.
Doula is an ancient Greek word meaning, “a woman who serves”. You deserve to feel safe, confident, and supported during your birth.