nurturing support for birthing and postpartum families

Welcome

I am a DONA International certified Birth and Postpartum Doula,

serving families in Bucks and Montgomery counties (PA) & Hunterdon and Mercer counties (NJ),

 as well as many neighboring towns and communities since 1999.

I have the privilege and great joy of providing nurturing 

doula support to women and families before, during, 

and after childbirth...

as well as throughout their postpartum "fourth trimester".

 



My mission is to help a woman and her partner achieve the most gratifying birth and postpartum experience possible, encouraging a more confident and joyful beginning for their growing family.


        

Pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood are profound

life experiences that deserve unconditional support, 

compassion, reverence, and respect.


I am honored to journey with you. 

What is a doula?

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "woman caregiver".


A Birth Doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother and her partner before, during, 

and just after childbirth. 


A Postpartum Doula provides practical and informational support as well as nurturing guidance to a family with a newborn.



BENEFITS OF DOULA SUPPORT:


Research and clinical studies* shows that when a Doula attends a birth:


  • labors tend to be shorter with fewer complications
  • there is a decreased need for pain medications
  • there are less medical interventions
  • a mother has more positive feelings about her childbirth experience


Parents who receive support from a Postpartum Doula*:


  • have greater self-confidence
  • feel more secure and cared for
  • have greater breastfeeding success
  • have fewer emotional challenges following birth
  • are more successful in adapting to their new family dynamics


(* information from DONA International)