I believe the essence of my role as a doula is to support expectant parents to become confident, informed participants in their unique experieince of birth. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to birth and I believe that unconditional, non judgmental support is at the heart of doula care.
Ultimately my aim is to foster a safe and supportive birth experience. I draw on my knowledge and experience as an acupuncturist, doula and mother to provide educational resources, emotional support, physical comfort and open communication with other caregivers to ensure that you are able to make informed decisions as they arise.
I can provide emotional reassurance and clinical perspective to you and your partner and make suggestions for labor progress. I can help with relaxation using acupressure, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort.
I am independent and self-employed so as your doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital.
We cannot thank you enough for your endless support and guidance during the birth of our beautiful daughter Lucia. Because of your presence, I was able to have a natural, un-medicated birth. You helped me to stay as centered and focused as possible, and above all, connected to my baby, even when circumstances became extremely intense. We cannot imagine what our experience would have been without you!
Greta, doula client