Whether you are an organic-home-birthing-cloth-diapering-earth-mother, or a cocktail-loving-Coach-diaper-bagging-diva (or somewhere fabulous in between!), you are connected by a similar journey that brought you into the world and will bring forth your baby as well. I am interested in what brings us all together and how I can help celebrate you as a woman. Each of you has a different story and you will approach your birth with a unique perspective.
Regardless of your approach to labour, birth and parenting, I want to help you find a way to access that inner lioness and transform yourself through a birth that is meaningful, safe, empowering and ends up with a healthy mum and babe. I want you to feel beautiful, adored, supported and capable. Most of all, I want to help alleviate any fears you may have and help you go into your birth with confidence.
As your doula, my tasks are to:
- Get to know you and your specific needs, hopes and concerns;
- Provide you with evidenced-based information to help you make informed decisions about your birth; and
- Provide you with non-judgemental, warm and compassionate physical and emotional support throughout your labour and delivery.
Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth as well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body. ~Ina May Gaskin, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth