My role as your doula is to support your choices in birth, whatever they may be.
Doulas are the only professional birth attendants whose sole responsibility is to you. Whereas nurses have multiple patients and shift changes, as well as an obligation to the hospital, and doctors and midwives generally arrive just for the birth of your baby, doulas provide continuous care throughout your labor and birth, are not responsible to an institution, and have no duties other than caring for you. A doula’s presence in birth is associated with significantly lower rates of pain medications, medical interventions, and cesareans.
Our ancestors knew how to birth their babies, and so do we. I firmly believe that every birthing person has an inner knowing; I’m passionate about helping you connect to that knowing so your choices in pregnancy and labor are yours.
My philosophy is this: if you’re happy, I’m happy. Every birth is unique, and I am committed to seeing you through yours without judgement or agenda. My job is to educate, support, celebrate, validate, and help you; to listen to you; to hold space and bear witness to your process; to offer comfort when you want it and space when you need it. Essentially, I come in, help you figure out how you want to do it, and then I do it with you. I want you to feel educated and empowered as you make decisions about your body, your baby, and your growing family.
I support people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and family structures. I bring empathy, nurturing, and a sense of humor to this work I care so deeply about.