Holistic Birth Doula
Everyone’s journey to parenthood is different and I approach each person as such. At Tent Doula Services, we explore your views, wants & expectations together with the knowledge that together we are creating a plan to support you. Care is given in the way most speciafically for you.
I approach each birth and client with intention and focused energy. It is my intention to create a positive, open, warm and life affirming experience for moms, dads and their families in the journey through pregnancy and childbirth. I am called to support women and their birth partners, as well as moms birthing alone. I believe that how a woman is cared for during her pregnancy and birth matters. It can make the difference in empowering her or devaluing her. I believe that your partner is a vital part of your birth, journey and support, therefore, I am present to support your partner too.
My doula care is holistic, so I approach your care considering your physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs.
I offer evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery after childbirth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents. I am trained in postpartum adjustment, newborn characteristics, care, feeding, development, and the promotion of parent-infant bonding. I come to your home immediately following your delivery to provide education, nonjudgmental support, companionship, and to assist with newborn care and family adjustment.
MY DOULA MISSION
My focus is to provide you avenues to experience your journey in a positive way. My personal birth journey is unique to me. However, my pregnancies and the birth of my little ones have given me perspective, shared empathy and the belief that each woman's birth is their own story and should remain judgement free. This experience coupled with my training as a doula is what makes me an excellent birth and postpartum doula.
BELLY CAST AND DESIGN
Belly casts are amazing works of art made from body safe plaster strips that molds to the form of your body when wet. The plaster goes on your body and comes off before you know it. After the plaster takes the shape of your body, I then create a personal work of art that you decide on.
MY ROLE AS A HOLISTIC DOULA
My role is to be your birth doula, your trusted companion who is present to empower you by harnessing your innate strengths and combining it with my training to bring out the best results for your pregnancy and birth. I practice care from a rich history grounded in the knowledge that birth is a key experience. Mothers remember their birth experience all their lives. How mothers are cared for throughout this period is significant because it impacts her emotionally and physiologically. I recognize that birth is a mind-body connection. To meet your needs, I will weave your physical comfort measures with your emotional needs. I want to honor this sacred moment by always respecting your needs and the needs of your spouse.
My role as your postpartum doula is to help new families in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. I help to ease your transition to new parenthood — from caring for you and your baby to assisting your spouse in supporting the family too. I specialize in supporting new parents to adjust to the reality of new baby, new baby in the home with other siblings and breastfeeding support. Your needs are most important to me. So I approach all postpartum with the knowledge that I am bringing evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, support after an adoption of an infant, parent-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care, breastfeeding support. However, each care plan is tailored to fit your needs.