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Germs“What doesn’t kill them will make them stronger.” “A little dirt never hurt anyone.”
These are two of my mantras for life. Growing up in an old country farm house in the mountains of North Carolina, as one of eight kids, really shaped my view of dirt and germs. I was always outside playing in the mud, if it was dry I was making my own mud. (You have to have mud to play… I mean what are the dolls suppose to eat? Am I right?!) Fast forward a few years; I am now a mom and my household is much different from my childhood.

Planned home birth, hospital birth, induction, or planned epidural.

Let us discuss the possibilities, look at the evidence based studies and discuss your options.

First let me open up what a doula is, and what a doula looks like. I believe there is a misunderstanding about what a doula is, and what we do. A birth doula’s goal is to make sure that you feel heard and supported throughout your birth journey. The key to remember is, that journey is yours. We are not in this business to make sure that we get as many woman as we can to have a natural home birth with zero interventions, we are here to support your journey. If your plan is to get an epidural as soon as the hospital will hook you up, we support your desires.
DONA International has famously stated that they would like to have a doula for every woman.

Check out this article from ACOG.

Support offered by trained labor coaches such as doulas has been associated with improved birth outcomes, including shortened labor and fewer operative deliveries.

Coming SoonPostpartum Training in Charlotte

I am very excited to announce that I will be attending postpartum training in Charlotte this weekend. My new credentials will be attainted through the Pro Doula group.
I have heard wonderful things about their trainings. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and in turn my services after this weekend.
As a postpartum doula I will be able to confidently offer evidence based knowledge and support during the first few weeks with a new baby.