As your doula, I will provide continuous support before, during and immediately after birth.  I will listen to your hopes and desires for your birth and then help educate you so that you can make informed decisions that are right for you. My role is to help you feel empowered, supported and safe no matter what your birth choice is.  I do not take over the role of your partner or family member but rather encourage participation and reassurance.

During your pregnancy, I will be available for unlimited prenatal support and preparation. During your labor I will provide continuous labor support, by suggesting comfort measures (breathing, relaxation techniques, massage, position changes and movement etc.) and to advocate for you by helping you understand your choices.

I offer individualized packages to suit your needs and budget.

Basic Package Includes:

  • 2 Prenatal home visits
  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Recommended resources and handouts
  • Birth Plan preparation
  • On call 24/hrs day 2 wks prior & post EDD
  • Labor support and comfort measures
  • Immediate postpartum support to help establish breastfeeding
  • Postpartum follow up visit

Additional add-ons include:

  • Childbirth Education Classes
  • Prenatal Pilates Classes
  • Accompaniment to an OBGYN appt

why do womEn choose me as their doula?


what are the benefits of hiring a doula?

According to a recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, women with Doula support are:

  • 28% less likely to have a cesarean section
  • 31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor
  • 9% less likely to use any pain medication
  • 34% less likely to rate their birth experience negatively

“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth as well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” ~ Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth