Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby! You’re probably feeling both excited and nervous, and that’s totally normal. Maybe this is your first baby and everything is new, or maybe you’ve done this pregnancy-birth-newborn thing before, but you want some things to be different this time around. Awesome! You’ve come to the right place.
With so many different options and opinions out there, it can be difficult to decide on what you want or even know which questions to ask. You’ve probably been getting advice from everyone you meet, from your in-laws to the Starbucks barista, and you may be tired of hearing contradictory opinions, like “breast is best” and “formula saves lives,” or “natural childbirth is for insane people” and “epidurals are for sissies.” My job is not to make decisions for you, but to help you make the best decisions for yourself and for your family.
As a birth doula, I’m here to help you through the journey of pregnancy, the marathon of birth, and the excitement and anxiety of welcoming home your new baby. I can answer your questions about your pregnancy and address any concerns you may have, and I’ll help you prepare to meet and care for your new baby. You and your partner will feel more equipped to adjust and adapt to your new life with baby. And as a postpartum doula, I come into your home to help make that adjustment even smoother.
Pregnancy, labor, birth, and the “fourth trimester” are all times of transitions; your body is changing physically, your emotions may be surprisingly strong at times, and your relationships with the rest of your family are changing in a big way. This period is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime, and my hope is that you will look back on this time as a positive memory.
My goal is to empower you with insight and knowledge so that when it’s time for your baby to be born, you can have a safe, peaceful birth experience. Throughout your labor, I’ll be there to offer comfort techniques, answer questions, and encourage you and your birth partner. I’ll stay by your side from early labor to two hours postpartum to help make a smooth transition to parenthood with this new baby.
If you’re considering hiring a doula, or if you’re curious about how a doula can support you, please contact me and we can discuss your questions and needs.
Whether you’re welcoming your baby in a hospital, birth center, or in your home, I will support you.
I’ve moved! While I’m still serving Seattle, I now live in Tacoma, so if you’re having a baby in the South Sound region in 2020, I’d love to be your doula.