I’m there to help you have the most amazing birth you possibly can. Whether it’s a home water birth, birth center birth, hospital birth, even cesarean birth, you can look back and be happy with your birth.
I’m there to tell you that you’re awesome, and not to sweat the small stuff. I’ll remind you that it really is possible to deliver a healthy baby with minimal interventions, and you can do it. I’ll reassure you that if it isn’t going the way you hoped, it’s not a reflection on you or your body’s ability to give birth.
I’m there to record the moments you’ll forget in the haze of postpartum. I love to take pictures and the best part of my job is being there to see the look in everyone’s eyes when the baby arrives. It’s like nothing else matters. It’s a once in a lifetime moment, the completion of a miracle.
I’m there to help with your first latch and answer those first questions. And in the next few weeks, I’m there to hear you when you’re exhausted, or scared, or frustrated, or whatever you experience as your hormones change.
I’m a doula, because a doula is there.