Doula and Childbirth Education Services
I am honored to be of support to women, their partners and the child they are bringing forth into this world. I believe giving birth is a physical, emotional and spiritual experience. Furthermore, I believe that childbirth is a natural process that should be supported while interference is kept to a minimum.
I have discovered that women who are in tune with their body wisdom and have developed a capacity for being mindful of the present moment seem to accept the flow of labor with more grace and sense of balance; I therefore offer massage and body therapy sessions as a part of my labor and birth support service. I am also happy to offer prenatal massage and postpartum massage services to all women.
In order to further support women in the development of internal resources useful during the birth process, I also teach a complete childbirth education series which includes learning medical self hypnosis: Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth Education.
“Pregnancy is a journey. At the end a woman gives birth not only to a baby, but also to her own identity as a mother.” — Gayle Peterson
In addition to the services I offer pregnant women, I maintain an active massage and body therapy practice, supporting both men and women on their journey toward optimal health.