A birth doula's role is one of support, comfort and education. This is your time and you deserve people around you that know your desires and will encourage you voice them. My goal is to support your choices while helping you feel empowered, confident and positive about your labor and delivery.
Trained through DONA, I strive to be a supportive advocate for you, your baby and your birth companion. Through breathing techniques, dynamic positions, emotional support and an overall calmed environment, YOU can have a birth that is satisfying and full of joy. Birth is a transformative time, unlike any other. A time when you step into the unknown and are able to see a creation from start to finish. I hope to encourage you as you enter into this new and exciting phase of life.
comes from ancient Greek, meaning "a woman who serves"
One prenatal session discussing birth preferences, how you would like a doula as a part of your birth and logistics.
On call emotion and physical support from 38-42 weeks.
Continuous support during labor and delivery.
One post-partum vist, 1-2 weeks after delivery
Birth Doula & Photography
All birth doula services as listed above
Between 75-150 professionally edited images
What is a doula?
Doulas are non-medical birth workers. I provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support before, during, and immediately after birth. A doula understands the physiology of birth and will help your partner feel supported. As stated on the DONA website, a birth doula supports a woman’s choices without judgment and without trying to change her mind or convince her of anything. I support your rights to make decisions about birth and postpartum experience. Whether that be navigating family members, doctors and nurses, opinions about how/when you will labor and what postpartum looks like for you.
When should I hire a doula?
You can hire a doula at any point during your pregnancy, but typically interviewing doulas starts around 25 weeks, the earlier the better!
I think I want a doula, but my partner is nervous. Will you replace him or her?
Not at all! My role is to make sure your partner is fully integrated and feels cared for too. A doula can help navigate the birth space while empowering your partner to play an integral l role of in your labor and delivery.
Do you combine HypnoBirthing with doula work?
I have many HypnoBirthing clients hire me as a doula. I do recommend you take the full HypnoBirthing 5 session series however, we can incorporate some of the relaxations into your labor.
Why should I hire you for birth photography?
I truly believe that birth is beautiful. I am passionate about capturing your birth in an intimate and nonintrusive way.