Above: My nephew Oliver. Love of my life.
I am thrilled that you have decided to look into the process of getting a Doula. Even if we are not a fit, the importance of having an advocate at your side is one of the most important decisions you will make during your pregnancy.
I believe that women are the most powerful beings, and throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery, we see that carnal energy shining brilliantly.
After witnessing two of my friends go through difficult labors and deliveries and seeing what they were subjected to, I started to think about what I could do to ensure that other women wouldn't have to go through the same pain. When my nephew was born, my brother and sister-in-law were lucky enough to deliver in a hospital that had Doula's on staff. After hearing what a difference it made in their experience, I knew that I had found my calling.
Labor and Delivery can be an incredibly beautiful time, but it can also be a time of fear, confusion, and pain. It is my honor to be there as your voice, your confidant, and your support. Whether you choose to have a home-birth or a medically assisted hospital birth, to give birth naturally or to use medication, I will guide you and your partner every step of the way to make sure that you have as much knowledge and insight as possible in your choices. I will help to advocate for the birth plan that we have designed together.
You're already an incredible Mother, and looking for a Doula shows just how dedicated you are to giving your baby the best possible start. Be proud of yourself, you've already done so much, and this incredible journey is just beginning.