I believe that every pregnant person has within themselves the instinct and the ability to give birth. As a doula, I help you to get in touch with that instinct and find the strength that you possess. My goal is to build your trust in the process of birth.
I feel that most importantly doulas should provide a sense of nurturing and safety to the parents. This is so crucial in birth and has been proven in studies to lead to a shorter and easier labor. Each person needs different things and it is the doula’s role to meld with those needs and adjust the role as needed. You may need an advocate, a comforter, a shelter, or you may simply need someone who is professionally trained to sit calmly in the room. Whatever you need at any stage of your labor, a doula should become, so that you can feel safe enough to go within yourself on her birth journey with peace, trust, and joy.
What is a Doula?
I am a trained and experienced professional who is an expert in pregnancy and childbirth and postpartum. I provide physical, emotional and informational support to the family before, during and after birth;
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth,
labors are shorter with fewer complications,
babies are healthier and they breast/chest feed more easily.
What about my Partner?
I find great joy in helping the partner so that they can be a steady and confident support. This begins at our prenatal meetings and continues through labor and postpartum. I have written a special page just for partners who may be curious about doulas.