I came to birth work after attending a prenatal visit with a good friend and her Doula. During this meeting, I had one of those moments, a rare moment really, when you realize that the world is telling you something very important.
I came home from that meeting with an understanding that the work of a Doula was what I needed to be doing.
It encompassed so many aspects of my personality. The caring, nurturing and supportive side, the teacher, educator and life-long learning side, as well as the understanding that there are times when the best thing is to be quiet and just hold the space for someone to have their own personal experience.
I have supported over 150 families either in my solo practice or in partnership.
I am on the Steering Committee and am Membership Coordinator of the Doulas of the East Bay, our local professional organization.
I treasure the joyous opportunity to attend the births of new families, and hope that your family will be the next.