My bias is toward birth as a natural event, and as a major event in a
woman’s and couple’s psycho-sexual lifespan.
I promote non-pharmacological options for pain-relief, and fully informed
consent for all procedures used on a woman and baby during this time.
My most primary concern is that the power, integrity, and dignity of each
woman,/partner and baby is enhanced and intact during and following their births.
the event that medical intervention is necessary in a birth, I support women and
their families in the choices they make, provide informational support, and
work to maintain the sanctity of the birth space as they originally intended it.
I do believe there is a place for medical technology:
during births that have true complications.
Otherwise I believe birth is a normal process that is best left
undisturbed. The births that do need assistance still require
humanistic touch, compassion to mother and baby, gentleness, and spiritual
As your doula, I am
working for you, not your caregiver or hospital. I am independent and
self-employed. I do not have a
preconceived idea of how I think your birth should be – my role and goal is to
support you in achieving the birth experience you desire, and appreciating the
birth that you have as it unfolds.
I will hold your desires in the forefront of my caring for you, and do my
best to help you have a fulfilling birth experience.
I work with other doulas to provide back-up
doula services for my clients. You have the option to choose your own
backup, or have me select one for you. You can meet with the backup doula
or talk with her on the phone - whatever is most comfortable for you. Having a
backup doula means that, while I am your primary doula and intend
to be at your birth, you will know your back-up doula in case something
unforeseen prevents me from being at your birth.
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