As a doula I will holistically support you in your process of feeling empowered & confident. My role is to cheer you on from pregnancy & beyond!
Michel Odent, OB & Serena at the Birth Keeper's Summit in
Berkeley, CA 2014
Wow, you've conceived a baby and now you're prepping to meet your child, to give birth AND become a parent. Congratulations! You are a powerhouse of awesome!
This is such an amazing time in your life, and with this comes navigating the ocean of life and choice. This is a wonderful opportunity to nurture yourself, your needs and the connection between you and your partner.
You know what you want, and I'm there to support you with my wisdom and empathy. This is your process of feeling empowered and confident, and my role is to provide comfort techniques and informational support for the duration of childbirth so that you feel loved. I approach my client relationships knowing how important it is to collaborate with your partner's participation as you welcome your baby into the world. If you are a single mom, I will help you to nourish your independence and to help you feel abundantly resourced like a forest in the spring. My compassion and understanding in the birth room, is to nurture embodied empowerment with all that you chose for yourself and your baby. I believe that empowerment comes from being inspired to trust yourself and having the knowledge at hand to make informed choices. In doing so, you can find a sense of well-being and confidence that accompanies you for your entire life! Through comfort techniques and informational support during pregnancy, for the duration of childbirth, as well as throughout the transition into the weeks after birth.
When I am asked to be present, I feel a great amount of honor, respect and reverence. I love what I do, and that I can offer my presence in the form of continuous, trusted and grounded support during the entire process of childbirth (which can last hours or days). The connection that is created with new and growing families, whether you are a single mom or have a partner, is one that I hold dear.
Welcome to the adventure of pregnancy, birth and becoming a mom for the first time or, AGAIN! A trip is predictable, but a journey is much like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. On that note, I'd be honored to join you.