"The word doula comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period."

-DONA International

As a birth doula I respect the decisions that each woman and her partner make, recognizing that every birth is unique and should be supported as such.  I do not take over the role of the partner, instead I help the partner become as involved in the birth experience as he/she is comfortable doing.  

I believe that pregnancy and birth are amazing, incredible experiences and absolutely life changing.  There is no set definition of what they should look like and I look forward to supporting women throughout their journey