Birth is not just a matter of getting a baby out, it is a spiritual and emotional experience that helps define the family and the individual. I am honored to be part of the process in any way. Birth is a sacred event, it deserves respect, safety, love and protection - it is worthy of honor.
My goal for your birth is that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions, have the support you need to meet your goals, be treated with respect and that you feel good about your accomplishments at the end of the day. This may not always mean a totally intervention free birth - but it will mean walking away with a sense of pride in yourself and a strong bond with your new baby. My primary goal - above all is to help you have a birth that you can remember with confidence and joy!
I have been a doula for 6 years and am now an instructor as well. I have attended nearly 50 births 2/3rds were hospital births and the other 1/3rd were home births with skilled midwives.
I am currently certified with Intuitive Doula as an Anti-natal, Birth and Postpartum Doula. I'm also certified as a doula instructor through them. Previous certs include: CAPPA and DONA.