Pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are miraculous blessings in life that can also be overwhelming. There are many choices that you will make for your health, your birth, and your child. I believe in the beauty of birth and the postpartum period and the beauty of having a support team to surround you during this beautiful, vulnerable, and miraculous time.
As a doula, my goal is to help accomplish your plans for your birth and postpartum journey, to help support both the mother and her husband/partner to feel in control of the labor and delivery, and ultimately help the mother know that she is made for this moment.
"Perhaps you were born for such a time as this"
Serving: Winchester, Front Royal, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, and Frederick Maryland
Benefits of a Doula
A doula provides physical and emotional support to both the mother and her husband/partner throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery, and initial postpartum periods. I provide support through various preparation meetings, continuous support during labor, and remaining present immediately after the birth.
Lower Cesarean Rate
Shortened 41 minutes
Decrease use of Pitocin to continue labor
Bohren MA, et al, Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 7.