MY PHILOSOPHY AS A DOULA
Informed, Supported Births.
Pregnancy and parenting are topics saturated with advice and opinions. Doula support can help you to make birthing and parental choices for your family with evidence based information, paired with your care provider's medical recommendations. And with gentle understanding that you know what feels right for your body, always.
Connie supports all birth preferences, including medicated, unmedicated, vaginal birth, surgical birth/cesarean, VBAC, and in all birth settings (hospital, home, and birth centers.)
Nurturing new families as they move through the childbearing year is so important for a positive overall experience. As a birth and postpartum doula, I understand the physiological process and emotional needs that come along with welcoming a baby into your family. I also bring reminders of your strength and to check in with your needs without judgement, knowing you will have full support.
Need practical help before birth and postpartum, or months after your baby's arrival? I can help with that too! I also offer Baby Planner support that provides planning and completion of practical tasks for a smoother transition.
Quality support during the childbearing year has to be flexible. When you choose to work with a doula, you will have physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. But as your doula, I feel that good support also means bringing attention to body autonomy, respect, consent, and amplifying your voice.
There's quite a bit of jargon in the medical world, which most people aren't completely familiar with. As your doula, I can walk alongside your family with tools to keep information clear and concise for decision making at your own pace.
Partnering with your clinical care team, doula support helps to ensure that you will understand all of what's happening and your choices.
Feeling connected and understood by your birth team is a significant element of having a positive birth experience. It's also important that the birthing person and their birth partner(s) are able to focus and move intimately together through a big physical, emotional, and mental work.
When working with a doula, partners are able to participate in all the ways they feel most comfortable and confident. Want ideas for comfort measures and supportive labor positions? Your doula has suggestions! You know your person best, and your doula knows the labor comfort tools and techniques.