My Own Experiences

Freedom in Birth

I have always been fascinated by birth. To watch a woman bring another human into this world is simply incredible. 

“If a woman doesn’t look like a Goddess in labour, then someone isn’t treating her right” ~ Ina May Gaskin

I gave birth to both my boys naturally in the hospital. With my first son, I did not know about the support available to me and looking back I was very unprepared. However, I achieved the natural birth I wanted and I look back on that time and I am awed by how strong I was! With my second son I did much more research and I had a midwife and doula and a more detailed plan. I intended on delivering outside the hospital...but he had other plans and came five weeks early! So he was born in the hospital, but my midwife and doula were both able to be in attendance. His birth was definitely different than planned (and longer than my first sons') but I was able to achieve the birth I wanted regardless because of the support I had. Looking at his birth, I realize the important role my doula played and I am so thankful I had her!

 

Every woman deserves to have someone there to guide and assist them in making educated choices about their pregnancy and birth, and remind them that they can trust the strength of their bodies during this time. Every woman deserves a doula! I’m here to provide unbiased information and emotional and physical support. I am here to help you get the birth you want or to support you during the fourth trimester. No matter where or how you decide to give birth, no matter what forms of pain management you want to use, no matter your plan....a doula can be an invaluable tool for you!

 

I look forward to hearing from you to see if I would be a good fit for you and your family and to answer any questions you may have!