“Women and men all over the world, and throughout history, have created ways of understanding the genesis of life which springs forth from our bodies. With the stirrings of the new life within her, a pregnant woman particularly wonders at the mystery and miracle of creation.”
– Carroll Dunham
I have attended many births as a birth doula in homes, hospitals, with homebirth midwives and doctors. I have witnessed the strength of the women giving birth, the love of their partners, the compassion and patience of her birth team, and the amazing intelligence of babies. I have learned much from each family and am deeply inspired, in awe and grateful to have been a part of this amazing gift. I have learned the power and pain-reducing properties of water and its gift of peaceful transition into parenthood. I have learned the power of touch through the gentle touch of the midwives, mothers and babies. I have learned how rocking, toning, chanting, moaning, and singing for energy movement in labor is so powerful during birth.
I believe in birth and its wisdom; that babies find their own time and way to be born; that women’s bodies innately know how to give birth. Conscious birthing brings grace and spiritual intelligence to life.
Knowledge is power and birth is power. As a Birth Doula and a Monitrice, I bring to you over 15 years of experience as a Birthing Coach. My training and certifications give me a very full, whole and balanced array of what I can offer to you. Through my energy practices, I can offer you Reiki and IET for your pregnancy and throughout labor and delivery so you can have a more relaxed body for giving birth. Pregnancy Massage and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Birth offers relaxation as well as ways to help with natural inductions and help with strengthening contractions as well as pain relief. Relief for sciatica issues, gas, constipation, edema, leg cramps, back pain, carpal tunnel and other discomforts of pregnancy can also be relieved. If you are experiencing nausea or morning sickness, help is available! Energy work, doula/Monitrice services, certification in perinatal fitness and nutrition along with specialized training in pregnancy induced hypertension, diabetes and Group B Strep, allows me to offer you a full range of services for your pregnancy, labor and birth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call or contact me for help.
If you would like to feel empowered in your birth choices; if you desire a better birth experience; call for a free consultation and we can develop a plan that is in line with your desires and beliefs. I would embrace the opportunity to work with you and be a part of this miraculous journey you are about to embark on.
Embrace the wisdom of your body – marvel at the wonder that is growing inside of you – honor and respect yourself for all that you do for yourself and your baby. You are a gift!
Here is a mantra for you to be mindful of throughout your pregnancy. Print a copy, hang it somewhere you can see it daily, bring it to your delivery. Click on first line and you will be brought to the copy for printing.
I do the dance of giving birth for myself without regard for what other people think.
I love myself.
I love my baby.
Now is my time to own my birth.
Now is my time.
10 Tips for Having Your Best Birth (click to view and print)
Only with trust, faith and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her. (Claudia Lowe)
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