I’m a certified birth and postpartum doula that works in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. I’ve always been passionate about women being able to choose what works best for themselves and their families, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to assist families as they evolve and grow. The doula’s role of support, facilitating informed consent and fostering independence and confidence of the parents is what I want my life’s work to be. I base my actions as a doula on the philosophy that women can and should be trusted to make choices about their bodies and pregnancy, and will find what works best for their family. I work as both a birth and a postpartum doula to be able to provide the best continuity of care I am capable of.
As a birth doula, I assist women with non-medical physical support and emotional support through their active labour and delivery, and can provide some basic breastfeeding assistance. I can assist labour partners in learning comfort measures and will assist families in getting settled with their new member.
As a postpartum doula, I offer practical support, emotional support, non-judgmental listening, and good old fashioned mothering of the brand new mother. The extra hands to soothe mother and baby also help the family foster a sense of independence and self-confidence that lasts long after the doula’s stay with the family is over. I am certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid.
., YPSILANTI, MI, 48198, US