Letting someone walk beside you in this life changing experience is a necessity. Someone who understands, someone who may have done this a time or two and has been on both sides of the birthing process. Someone who is selfless and giving, who takes on every emotion you have without letting it affect what they love to do. Which is serve YOU.
I believe in the process so much that I think every woman should have that person during their pregnancy, birth and beyond. That person is a doula. A doula meets them at that emotional and mental place that only they can get too. It's subtle, it doesn't push anyone out of the process, I don't take anyone's place. Dad, partner, sister, mother, they all have their role and it's a role that I could never fill.
This is your journey. I am here to support you and your family every step of the way.
I am a mom to two amazingly joyful, kind and talented children. I have been married to my husband since 2003, and with him being in the US you Army we have moved all over the United States. We are currently living in southern California and loving it, it is far cry from the mid-west where we both grew up.
I am a DONA trained birth doula. I received my placenta service training from IPPA along with my postpartum care training. I have however been attending births long before my DONA training. Having a doula is one of the three things I wish I would have known about when I was having my babies. The other two are placenta encapsulation and baby wearing. The lack of knowledge I had then has driven me to learn as much as possible and pass this information on to other new moms. I believe that every mom needs a doula during her pregnancy and during birth and the proper support and care to carry her into the fourth trimester. I believe in the idea of it so much, that I don't want anything to stand in the way of you experiencing your birth or postpartum with out the support of a doula. I find a way to work with families financially, be it through bartering, referrals, packages and military family discounts. Please don't hesitate to contact me so we can set up a time to talk.
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