I have been enthralled with all things childbirth for as long as I can remember. With my first pregnancy in 1999, I recall being absolutely amazed by this thing called pregnancy and reading every book I could get my hands on related to it. Following my first birth I was in awe of what I had just accomplished and what we women are capable of! My mother provided doula support for me in through this birth and for each of my three subsequent births. I somehow intuitively knew that this is how women must have done it since the beginning of time: Women serving other women. This is my heart’s calling.
My outlook on birthing is that it is a natural process, and while in rare circumstances medical intervention is necessary, it is not a “medical” process. I believe women who carry children were made for this and that we can trust our bodies. Every woman has the ability and strength within her to birth a child, and women have been doing so since ancient times.
My job as a doula is to be there for the mother and her partner through this miraculous, amazing experience by sharing knowledge, experience, comfort measures, and support. I have been honored and blessed by the women who have allowed me to participate in their births and I look forward to the many others’ that I will have the honor of serving!