“Today is a good day!”
I think I looked at my doula like she had 8 heads and a tail when she said that to me at 2 am after several hours of active labour. She put her arm around my shoulder as my fiancé pulled the car up and opened the door. I looked at the stars and she said, “Today is your baby’s birthday!!” There is nothing I can do to thank her enough for that moment. Those two sentences took me from trying to cope with the intensity of labour to remembering WHY I was doing it in the first place, from uncertainty to joy. Her words reminded me of purpose behind the work, centered my focus, and grounded me.
And that moment is why I would be honored to be your birth doula.
I am lucky enough to have been surrounded by women and men who both respect the remarkable physical capabilities of a labouring woman, and treasure birth as a sacred and tremendously impactful moment in the lives of the mother and her loved ones. It is through these people that I have developed nothing short of a sincere love and appreciation for pregnancy and birth. I believe that whether I am attending a home birth with minimal intervention, a medicated (epidural) delivery, or a birth by Caesarean Section, I have been invited into one of the most incredible moments of a person’s life – and I believe that moment is worthy of dignity, honesty, sincerity and JOY!