A Birth Doula provides continuous labor support to the birthing woman, no matter how she chooses to birth. 

Birth is one of the most unique opportunities we get as women to connect fully with our bodies, listening to it’s intuition, and allowing those instincts to guide us. As a Doula, my ultimate goal is to help pregnant women feel empowered by their birth experiences so they can enter motherhood with confidence.

 Hospital birth doula in Los Angeles, California

Birth is one of the most unique opportunities we get as women to connect fully with our bodies, listening to it’s intuition, and allowing those instincts to guide us. As a Doula, my ultimate goal is to help pregnant women feel empowered by their birth experiences so they can enter motherhood with confidence.

I believe that birth is a right of passage and should be respected no matter how you choose to birth.  Because of the birthing industry's one-size-fits-all approach, it's necessary that the decisions we make be made out of knowledge, not fear.

A fear-free birth will always be a successful birth. 

Studies have continuously proven that “one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is by the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula. A Cochrane meta-analysis of more than 15,000 women demonstrated that the presence of continuous one-on-one support during labor and delivery was associated with improved patient satisfaction and a statistically significant reduction in the rate of cesarean delivery.”

Evidence Based Birth explores in great detail the benefits of having a doula. 

Once you make the decision to add me to your birth team, I become your personal birth assistant. I am available via phone/email to answer any questions, offer my resources, and talk all things pregnancy. Once you are in your 3rd trimester, we schedule 1 to 2 prenatal meetings to connect and work together to defuse all  your fears surrounding birth so you are equipped to be the best advocate for yourself and your baby. Knowledge is power. Therefore, the only way to truly approach your birth with confidence is to know all of your options.

Unless your water breaks, I am typically the first person you call once you go into labor. I will help establish that you are in labor, and head to you.  Once I arrive, I will provide you with continuous physical and emotional support by the use of breath, gentle massage and mediation. Whether you labor for 4 hours or 30 hours, I will be with you the entire time.  Once baby is in your arms, I help with the initial breastfeeding. 

Once you are settled into a routine, we schedule a final postpartum visit. This is our opportunity to talk and begin processing your birth experience. If there are any breastfeeding issues that arise, I am also there to help with any breastfeeding issues that may arise and point you in the right direction for continued support.  

If you are interested in working together and would like to discuss further details, please inquire here