Shortly after the birth of our first child I realized the immense positive impact that being supported and informed through the journey of childbirth had on our birth and postpartum experience. It became my passion to share this wealth with other couples.
I am a certified Bradley Method instructor and certified DONA birth doula whose desire it is to help empower pregnant women and their partners to experience birth for the amazing thing it was created to be -- a beautiful and profound right of passage into motherhood, fatherhood and beyond.
Through my classes and doula support, it's my passion to:
» Help the pregnant couple understand the physical, mental & emotional process of childbirth and the choices they have every step of the way.
» Provide the couple with a wide variety of comfort measure techniques for dealing with the contractions of labor with the intention of avoiding routine drugs during labor and delivery.
»Help the birthing couple work better together as a team.
» Help the mother and father develop positive relations with their doctor and nurses, i.e. be able to ask informed questions and understand the implications of the answers.
» Offer both mother and father encouragement and support along the paths of pregnancy, birth and life as a new family.
» Offer an overview of practical baby care and breastfeeding skills for the transition to new parenthood.