FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Tell me about your training to become a doula.
I took my doula training with Carrie Kenner's Big Belly Services in 2018, and earned my certification through PALS in 2021. As of July 2021, I have supported 37 birth clients, and 14 postpartum clients.
What are ways you support birthing people and their partners in labor?
During labor I offer physical, emotional, spiritual and informational support to both the birthing parent and partner. I offer an encouraging energy with kind words, a gentle loving touch and a watchful eye to anticipate where my support will be needed next. I make sure my clients are staying well hydrated and nourished. As a birth doula, my first responsibility is to be available whenever the birthing parent needs me in labor, and to stay with them through every single moment of the birth of their baby.
What is your philosophy about birth and supporting people through labor?