Rooted Care

Doula support helps lay the groundwork for a satisfying experience. I see the pregnant person and their loved ones as the nexus, the center around which care revolves.

I operate as an anchor, and our relationship becomes a solid foundation you can rely on--providing consistency, information, and a therapeutic presence as you navigate physical and emotional tides, and as your experience unfolds.

You can let go of stress and apprehension by knowing you have a knowledgeable and supportive presence with you. This allows both partners to be more relaxed throughout. And while this makes for greater enjoyment, it also facilitates an easier experience and smoother adjustment.

widening the path

Doula support encompasses more than birth and postpartum:  my care spreads across the range of reproductive experiences and is not tied to a particular choice or approach. Miscarriage, abortion, adoption, loss, and surrogacy are common, though often hidden from view. Solid physical and emotional support is available to you regardless of your path.

ideas not ideology

I understand that there is a “Range of Right”—that a rewarding experience takes many different shapes and forms. My aim is to enable you to make choices that come from a place of strength:  a place of inspiration, not desperation. My belief is that a supported, confident, informed, and loving landscape is what underpins a positive experience.

the whole family

My role is also to support your support system--enhancing the people around you. I guide and facilitate their involvement and support. My job is to help their love to shine and be channeled in the most helpful ways. Interestingly, when a doula is involved in a birth, partners touch the laboring person more! Combined, we create a rich web of support.

Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera