The word "doula" originates from Greek, meaning "a woman who serves" and now refers to a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. As a Birth Doula I hope to help women through their pregnancies and birth and (even ever so slightly) help shift our birth culture from fear to one of great happiness and comfort, one that teaches women how strong they are as women and as mothers.
My hope is that the information you find here will give you the information you need to feel supported, strong and capable in your journey to becoming a mother.
"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their strength."
- Barbara Katz Rothman
My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.