Birth is a natural and sacred process which allows women to connect more deeply with the innate wisdom and power of their body. It is one of the greatest rites of passage in this life.
The home birth of my son Malcolm in 2008, and the amazing care I received from my friends and midwife, inspired me to offer the gift of support to other women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I completed the Cornerstone Doula Training in 2011, and have since supported over 150 women in their birth journeys.
I am currently pausing from attending births, although I am offering private prenatal classes as well as private consults via zoom or phone. Contact me for more info.
Studies have shown that women who were supported by a doula during their labor reported: labor and birth as less painful, less anxiety after birth, feelings of increased self-confidence, an easier time with breastfeeding, improved relationship with their partner, and lower incidence of postpartum depression.
The Doula Book, by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus