BIRTH DOULA + PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth."
Birth is ancient. Birth is transformational. Whether or not we give birth ourselves, birth is one of the most important experiences in our lives. Our own birth experiences helped to lay the foundation for the way that we interact with others and the world around us. And those that choose to bring new life into the world change in ways we might not have ever imagined. This sacred event has the potential to empower and enliven everyone honored to be present at the threshold. As we consider how to heal ourselves and our communities, we need to direct our gaze to birth.
Having the consistent presence of a doula provides families with personalized support and advocacy during the childbearing year. Doula support is proven to shorten labors, reduce interventions, and lower the risk of post-partum depression. Read this fantastic article for more information on the benefits of having a doula! As a doula, it is of utmost importance to me that your birth experience be loving and empowering no matter how the specifics manifest themselves.