Once you see that positive pregnancy test everything changes. By now, Google has become your best friend and everyone has advice on what to eat, what to avoid, essential baby gear and the best preschools in town!
Take a deep breath, it is going to be ok.
First things first, you need to give birth. Your body was made for the task ahead! You have created life, will bring your baby into the world, nourish your baby and experience a love like no other. Birth is a normal process and with some preparation and support, you will set yourself up for a beautiful experience.
A doula can support you during pregnancy and birth to guide you through the process. Finding the right doula comes down to finding the right fit. It is an honor to be welcomed onto your birth team to support you during this unique time. Your partner knows you best and is a vital part of your birth experience. This is why I like to meet with both of you and focus our prenatal visits on finding the best comfort techniques to support you during the waves of labor. I'm also there to make sure your partner is present during the birth of baby and will have opportunities to rest and eat.
Your birth environment plays a huge role on your labor process and you need to be comfortable with everyone in your birth space. My goal is support your goals and desires for birth, you can add photography and films on to doula care or I can leave the camera at home!
Let’s start with a coffee/ice cream date. You and your partner can come ask questions, get a feel for my personality and see if we're a good match.