Having a doula is something I feel every woman deserves through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

I will provide a multitude of resources and literature, answer questions and give you tools to make your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period full of empowerment and confidence. I will support you in whatever choices you, the mother, feel are best and help you to empower yourself to be able to feel confident in those choices. I believe in women and I would like every woman to get what she wants out of her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period without judgement.

While I can't promise that every birth will be seamless, overall, having a doula affects birth outcomes with shorter labor, reduced chance of cesarean birth, less need for pitocin, pains meds, vacuum extraction.                              

                                                             What is a doula?  

The original word “doula,” comes from the Greek word for "a woman who serves," this woman was the most important female worker in an ancient Greek household, the woman who helped the lady of the house through her childbirths and rearing. The word has come to refer to, “a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth” (Mothering the Mother).

 
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“We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong."

- Laura Stavoe Harm
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