Doula

My goal is to help you make your childbearing journey the best that it can be by providing compassionate emotional support along with evidence based information to help you make informed decisions as they arise in labor. I believe that birth is a physiological and emotional event that should be respected and supported. Choices in birth are very personal and sometimes circumstances arise that are out of our control. The word Doula is a greek word meaning “a woman who serves”. I believe that all women deserve respect, compassion and kindness in birth. It would be my joy and privilege to serve your family during this beautiful time in your life. I hope to support you with kindness, equip you with facts, inspire you to believe in birth and to trust your instincts as well as enjoy the ride!


“You are a birth servant. Do good without show or fuss. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, they will rightly say:


‘We did it ourselves!‘”

-Tao Te Ching


what is in my package

photo by: Sarah Stirk Photography

photo by: Sarah Stirk Photography

Antenatal visits includes:

.Relaxation Massage

.Aromatherapy

.Acupressure ( after 38 weeks)

.Rebozo scarf techniques

Birth support includes:

.Emotional and practical support

.Comfort measures


Postnatal visit includes:

.Closing the bones massage with Rebozo

The Closing the Bones massage includes a traditional shawl called a Manta ( also known as a Rebozo) to rock and articulate the mother's hips. This is followed by a abdominal and pelvic massage using oils, and then finished by tightly wrapping the cloth around the woman's hips.