Congratulations on your upcoming birth! This is your birth, your body, your baby, and your journey. My job is make sure you have all the tools you need to do the work ahead of you and positive constant support to keep you (and your partner) going on this journey. This is your time. Once you call me to be with you, I am with you and your partner for the duration of your labor and birth. Of course if you two need some space to enjoy each other and this amazing time, I will gladly honor your privacy so you can savor the moment alone but I won’t be far.
For me, being asked to attend a birth is an honor. Each mom, baby, and birth situation is unique so I do my best to meet your specific needs. Again, this is your birth and not mine or your provider’s. The decisions to be made are yours. If you ask for more information or suggestions on positions, I will gladly share what I know in a non-judgmental, objective manner with you no matter the location of your birth.
Being a DONA (Doulas of North America) certified doula and certified childbirth educator is my passion. I love what I do and bring that into every birth, every sibling class and every prepared childbirth class I teach. I have two outstanding teenagers who I'm very proud of. I'm biased - my husband of eighteen years is the most amazing man on the planet. I enjoy being up for hours at a time and read everything I can about childbirth, and my familysupports me all the way.
Each mom is special and deserves to be treated as such. I believe our body is strong and beautiful. It knows how give birth if given the opportunity.