I’m from the Denton area and returned after college to settle and make it Home. I’m married to my supportive husband John, and together we have two beautiful daughters. I’ve always been passionate about educating oneself about important matters and decisions. This passion has shaped my education (degrees in Business Management and Political Science) and my career as a Birth Doula. Before becoming pregnant I had never heard of a doula. It was while I was reading and studying everything pregnancy and birth related I could get my hands on that I came across a description of a Doula. I knew then that this was my calling! Birth is such a transformative time in a mothers life, and a Doula can be such a powerful tool to make her birth a positive experience.
I believe that pregnancy and birth is a natural process and an incredible right-of-passage. Birth matters! How your baby enters this world matters for both you and your child. I believe in evidence based practice and informed consent; this is something that each mother has a right to. As a natural process, I absolutely believe that low intervention birth is possible for healthy moms and healthy babies. How you birth is a highly personal decision, and natural birth may not be your desire. I respect your choices in how to give birth, and will support any loving birth.
My own birthing experiences have been the most empowering, beautiful moments of my life. I personally chose to hire a Doula for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, I wanted my husband to be free to support me emotionally and love on me in labor. I didn’t want him focused on the process of labor and birth. We were able to connect through labor and birth more deeply than ever before. Secondly, I knew my husband wouldn’t really know the mechanics of labor – his professional field is sports… pretty much useless when it comes to navigating the hospital system, knowing my medical choices, labor positions etc. As much as I studied I knew I wouldn’t remember in the thick of it. My Doula was invaluable to me! My first daughter’s birth was unmedicated in a hospital attended by a Midwife. My second daughter was born in the water, out-of-hospital attended by a Midwife.
I desire to help my clients feel confident, informed, and supported in their choices throughout the process of birth. I’m honored you are inviting me to join you in your sacred journey. Contact me now to set up a consult!