I wish for your birth to be everything you want it to be. I want it to be joyful, and empowering. I want it to be safe, and I want you to always feel listened to and respected.
As a doula, I’m a natural birth cheerleader, this is true, but, as YOUR doula I respect that your birth is your choice. It’s my job to help support your wishes and needs every step of the way.
It’s my job to help you remember why you don’t want that epidural, and to find your voice to say NO. It’s my job to tell you how awesome you’re doing, and hold your hand, and reassure you that you are strong and powerful even if you decide that drugs are the best choice.
It’s my job to focus on YOU, 100%. To respect and support your choices.
It’s my job to help you stick to your birth plan, and remind you of all the reasons you wanted it, but, it’s also my job to let you make your own choices, and change your mind as things progress.
I wish you everything you want from your birth, no matter what path that may take, and how different it may look from one moment to the next.
It’s my wish, that every time you look down at that new, beautiful being, no matter how they came earthside, that you know that YOU are strong, YOU are powerful, YOU did this.
I just had the most amazing Sunday! I had the privilege to attend a full day workshop on acupressure for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum issues.
Sunday morning I got up early (early for me, Sunday is a sleep in day when I’m not working!), and went from Woodland Hills to Venice. I was blessed with no traffic (if you know Los Angeles, you know what a miracle that is), and gorgeous sunny blue skies.
My DONA International approved workshop was held at The Sanctuary, in Venice and led by the fantastic and highly skilled Nicholas Olow. 9-5:30 was spent all on acupressure and comfort techniques to better serve my clients, and to help facilitate bonding and closeness between the birthing mother and her partner. It was a fantastic day, surrounded by awesome doulas and so much positive energy. Much knowledge was shared, and so much love, and energy filled the room.
I learned SO much. The workshop was hands on and absolutely wonderful. I went in with an open mind and fully expecting to enjoy it, but, I must say, it lit a fire to continue learning even more acupressure techniques. New skills to bring to my clients, new knowledge for me, and a new passion!
So amazing. I love my life!