Birth as a Sacred and Transformative Experience
“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” ~Ina May Gaskin
Birth is natural, normal, and one of the most important experiences in each of our lives. Our own birth experiences helped to lay the foundation for the way that we interact with others and the world around us. Bringing new life into the world changes us 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. 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.
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