WHY HIRE A DOULA
I used to have a hard time believing that women smiled or enjoyed any part of the birthing process. I had heard stories, read book, but the thought of a woman enjoying birth was foreign to me and hard to wrap my head around. I was conditioned to believe birth is scary and painful, and I went into my own births with that fear. I’ve now seen natural, physiological birth several times and I know I could have experienced that, had I known. I am disappointed in the world around me for making me believe otherwise, and have made it my mission to empower women through education and support.
Find out how a doula can empower your birth experience. Offering physical and emotional support during pregnancy, through labor and birth, in a home or hospital setting. Consultations are free. Doula services may be provided in conjunction with photography and/or videography, as well as lactation support services. Together we can create your ideal birth plan and strive for a positive birth experience while providing you with the attention you deserve.
Balancing Photography, Videography, and Doula Support
For most of the births I attend, I am hired to wear the hat of many different roles. I am often asked how I balance the roles of each job, and the answer is just like all other birth questions: it varies. Though each birth can be vastly different than any other, my general rule of thumb is mom's needs always come first. As a doula, I encourage partners to engage in the process as well. By doing so, I am able to take a step away and capture what is happening. I am not there as a replacement or to take the position of the partner. Together, we are a team as you bring your baby earth side.
Take a look at a couple of birth films I created while also playing the role of doula!