Birth is sacred and powerful every time! How could I not be a part of it?
I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I support body, mind and spirit completely. I provide compassionate, respectful and loving support before, during and after you give birth.
It is my intent to support the entirefamily and all kinds of families. The birth experience is shared by the parents and can have a profound deepening affect on their relationship. I hope for parents to feel empowered by their birthing experience.
I can be a source of information for you. If I don't know the answer, I will find it. I can also be your advocate. The themes we may discuss before labor are:
the use of pain medications
induction of labor
cutting of the umbilical cord
your baby's first bath
I am committed to holding a space in which you can lean into with safety and reassurance. Whether labor becomes stagnant or intense, I have tools to support you.
traditional Mexican Rebozo
suggesting different positions
massage and counter pressure
aromatherapy and herbs
heat and cold packs
Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications, and babies are healthier and breastfeed more easily. The statistics below are taken from the book "Mothering the Mother, How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth" by Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus.
50% reduction in the cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in oxytocin use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery
The power lies within each and every woman. With courage, love and support she can be empowered to discover her strength and can birth her baby with ease.