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My Story

Becoming a doula wasn't a decision I made lightly; it was born out of a deeply personal journey that forever changed the course of my life. My motivation to become a doula is intricately woven into the fabric of my own childbirth experiences, which unveiled to me the profound impact that support, advocacy, and informed decision-making can have on one's birthing journey. During my first birth (my daughter Adelaide), I found myself navigating the bewildering labyrinth of labor and delivery without the knowledge or guidance I needed. I felt lost, isolated, and uninformed about the critical medical decisions that were being made. The experience left me feeling alone, disempowered, and disconnected from the profound transformation my body was undergoing. Ultimately, my labor journey culminated in an unexpected C-section, and I was left with lingering questions and a sense of loss. Determined to reclaim a sense of agency and hopeful for a different outcome, I embarked on my second pregnancy (son Elliot) journey with a renewed sense of purpose. I decided to enlist the support of a doula, hoping for a VBAC (vaginal delivery after Cesarean). What followed was nothing short of transformative. My doula not only provided physical and emotional support but also became my beacon of knowledge and empowerment. She armed me with the information I needed to make informed choices, encouraged me to advocate for my preferences, and, most importantly, reassured me that these decisions were mine and mine alone to make. Throughout the ups and downs of my labor, my doula was a constant source of comfort, offering unwavering emotional support and employing various physical techniques to ease my discomfort. Her presence was a steadfast reminder that I was not alone on this journey, that my voice mattered, and that I was capable of navigating the complexities of childbirth.  Despite my body's unexpected turn of events that prevented a vaginal birth, my doula remained a constant presence, offering unwavering support and affirmations throughout the entire journey. She was my saving grace and I am eternally grateful.  It was this transformative experience that ignited my passion to become a certified labor doula. I wanted to pay forward the incredible gift of support and empowerment that I had received during my own childbirth journey. My hope is to stand alongside other birthing individuals, to offer them the knowledge, advocacy, and comfort they need during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, ensuring that they too can embark on their own journeys with confidence and strength. Becoming a doula is not just a career choice; it's a calling, rooted in the belief that every birthing person deserves to have a supportive ally by their side as they navigate the profound and life-changing experience of bringing a new life into the world.

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