When I had my first daughter fifteen years ago, I was completely unprepared. Although I had a large support system, I felt that my desires were ignored and that my birth experience was largely out of my control. If only I had known what a doula was back then, what a difference that would have made. Becoming a doula was important to me because it meant that I could help other women avoid having the same experience I had.
For as long as I can remember, I have been a nurturer. Someone who has always cared for and supported others. The paths I have taken in my life (teacher, mother, healer) all lead back to this one constant and being a doula echoes this sentiment. So in 2018, I completed my DONA birth doula training and attended my first birth shortly thereafter.
Having the ability to support a beautiful woman, a mother, in one of the most intense and life-altering moments she will ever experience is truly a blessing. Being a doula means that I can help women feel like they are in control during their birthing experience. That I am able to aid them in feeling supported, educated and empowered in making the choices that they feel are best for them. That I am a hand to hold and a shoulder to cry on when things become difficult or overwhelming.
I am proud to be a member of the New Life Birth Services family, so that I can be the person that helps you fulfill the vision you have for your birthing experience.