my philosophy

I believe birth is a natural process in which we have the ability to work instinctively to do what our bodies have been designed to do. We believe our bodies know how to carry, labor, birth, and breastfeed, and that every person deserves the opportunity to do so if she wishes.

This is your pregnancy, your birth, and your journey, not mine. I am here to honor your wishes and desires pertaining to your labor and delivery.

I support your right to birth in whatever environment you wish and will be happy to assist you in the environment most comfortable to you, whether that be in the home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center.

Every person and her family should be informed about her options and rights surrounding birth, and I will work to ensure you are as informed as possible.

I believe every person and her family is unique, and my role as your doula is to learn about you and your family, support your values, desires, preferences, and needs so as to provide the individualized care you deserve.

We believe a doula has the responsibility to help women manage labor pain, and help her cope with the mental, emotional, and physical impacts of her labor and delivery.

All persons, including survivors of trauma, have the power and permission to birth without fear and the right to have a powerful and therapeutic birthing experience.

I believe my role as a doula is to support relationships, and support a partner’s role in the labor and delivery process.

I practice from a social justice perspective and are honored to serve all types of families regardless of race, religion, class, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender expression.