I am so excited to announce I’ve taken this birth calling a step further and finished my DONA training to become a certified birth doula. What does this mean to you? It means that I will now be attending births not only behind the camera, but without a camera all together as well! Stepping into this doula role is something I’ve considered for quite a long while, and finally decided to make it happen.
If you aren’t familiar with what a doula does, I recommend doing a little research and chatting with friends who have hired one. My role as a doula is to support the laboring couple both emotionally and physically. A doula has experience and knowledge of what natural birth looks like. A doula can support you through massage, rebozo work, soothing words, running a bath, getting you food and drinks in labor, as well as helping your partner to know how to support you better.
A doula never will come between your partner and you. She is a peaceful, soothing female presence in the birthing room with you constantly. She won’t come and go, but is hired to stay with you and help you with this journey to motherhood.
I am currently taking clients and would love to talk with you on how I would fit into your birth team both as a photographer AND doula, or as either individually.