It is an honor to perform the important role of a doula in the birthing room. I am perpetually filled with reverence and respect as I witness women powerfully bring their babies into the world. Birth is a transformative and unforgettable experience for birthing women, their partners, and their babies. It is an experience that deserves to be protected, preserved, and honored. My role, as a DONA trained doula, is to nurture the strength that is in each birthing woman and to safeguard her birth experience with informational, physical, and emotional support. Throughout pregnancy and birth, my primary goal is to support birthing couples, upholding them as active, empowered parents, making informed decisions about their birth and their baby. I recognize the very special role a doula is granted when welcomed into a birth and bring an unconditional, skillful, calming, and respectful presence.
Using techniques gathered from the wisdoms of hypnobirthing, Birthing From Within, Bradley, and Lamaze, I have a wide range of skills from which I draw for each client. I am able to change my role as needed, anticipating each birthing woman’s needs as well as her partner’s. I value that every woman and couple is as unique as each birth, and believe that developing a strong trusting relationship during pregnancy is essential. During birth I use a holistic blend of support tools including guided imagery and relaxation, positioning, massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy. I also offer a TENS unit, which many women find instrumental to cope with labor without pain medication. Most importantly, my foundation, as a woman who has birthed, and as a birth professional, is trust in the process. I believe that birth is inherently normal and safe and will confidently provide the support you need throughout your labor.