Prenatal visits (in person or virtual) to educate and empower the birthing person and their support team. I will assist clients in putting together a plan for birth and postpartum, provide information resources and local services, as well as provide childbirth education and natural pain management techniques. You will have ongoing access via text, phone, and email until birth for any additional questions and support you need.
When that special day is here, I will join you to provide emotional and physical support throughout your labor to you and your support team until labor is complete and breastfeeding is established, if desired. Whether you choose to birth at home, in a birthing center, or at a hospital, I will help you to create the atmosphere you desire to welcome your precious baby. Should your birth require medical intervention, I will help explain options and advocate for a birth plan that stays true to your wishes. As an additional service to my clients, I will also provide photography services upon request.
Your support does not end with the birth of your baby! Once you have returned home, I will provide additional support at a postpartum appointment to revisit and explore your birth experience. I will also provide any additional resources and support that you need as you transition into parenthood. For the next 6 months, you will have unlimited access via email for questions or concerns that come up.
I am a DONA International trained birth doula serving the northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC area. I became interested in working with birthing persons after the birth of my first child. I was unprepared for the physical, emotional, and medical challenges associated with birth and knew there had to be a better way. During my second pregnancy, I discovered doulas and knew that this was the support that was missing from my first birth experience. My passion is creating a judgement free birth experience that will leave soon to be parents feeling empowered and supported on their journey.