When I trained as a midwife many years ago I was absolutely enthralled by the miracle, the power and the beauty of birth.
On a personal level, giving birth to my own four children was a most inspiring experience for me as a woman. It felt as if I was doing what I was born to do. I had such a sense of achievement and I look back on these births as real highlights in my life. This brought about a strong desire in me to see other women experience birth in this way.
As a midwife, I have had the opportunity to share birth experiences with many couples, and always count it a great privilege to be a part of this most sacred and intimate event in their lives.
Having a good birth experience is about knowing your options, making good choices, and being well prepared. In my role as a doula, I seek to assist you with this and would be honored to be a part of your “birthing team”.
My hope is that you will look back on your child’s birth knowing you took part in a miracle and that you did well. I would like for your baby to come into the world gently, and that he or she would meet you in an unhurried and peaceful way.
Being a part of this will be a great joy and privilege for me.
My Doula Services Include:
- An initial interview
- A labour class for you and your partner where I would assist you in developing a birth plan.
- A lactation class on breastfeeding for you and your partner.
- My presence at the labour and birth until at least an hour afterward to assist with initiating the breastfeeding relationship.
- One hospital visit.
- Two home visits in the first two weeks of being home with your baby.
If you need more assistance with breastfeeding this can be arranged.