“Women supporting women through labor is an ageless tradition common to all cultures”
“Doula”, which literally means “woman’s servant”, is a compassionate care provider who understands and trusts the process of birth, who respects its transcendent and sacred power as well as its physical and emotional aspects. A doula supports and encourages woman-centered, non-technical, unmedicated birth as the safest possible choice for mothers and babies. Doulas provide continuity of care prenatally through the postpartum period consisting of; emotional support, informational support, physical support, and facilitation of collaboration among the birth team.
As a professional doula trained in childbirth, I provide comfort and support to the woman who is expecting, in labor or who has recently given birth. My primary purpose is to help women have a safe, peaceful, and empowering birthing experience. In an effort to facilitate the natural birth process, I will incorporate aromatherapy, acupressure, affirmations, visualizations, birth hypnosis, relaxation techniques, massage, herbal remedies, use of rebozos, and positions originating in ancient birth cultures and traditions. In addition to labor support, other services I offer include; belly casting, blessing ways, breastfeeding support and instruction, as well as community resources and birth professional referrals. I also offer many products for purchase on my website including; candles, incense, massage and essential oils, Ellaroo wraps, slings, diaper bags and authentic rebozos, as well as organic baby clothes, cloth diapers, handmade prayer flags, pregnancy teas, and Bach Flower remedies.
As your personal doula, I will provide you with a wealth of information and birth resources thus enabling you to make the necessary informed choices about your pregnancy, labor, and the birth of your baby. I look forward to guiding and assisting you with one of the most important, rewarding and unforgettable, life-altering events you and your baby will ever experience.