Birth & Postpartum Doula Services & Childbirth Classes in Los Angeles
Throughout human history, childbirth has been part of family life and a woman’s experience with childbirth extended far beyond the birth of her own children. Mothers would give birth to younger siblings at home, or the women in the family might attended to an aunt or older sister in her birthing. Today, we come to birth without any previous wisdom or experience to normalize this very natural process. Rather, we’re given a plethora of stories and reasons why we should be fearful. Our culture doesn’t really recognize the importance of parenthood, nor does it place importance on the journey that a couple undertakes to become a family. Without guidance or experience, it can be overwhelming, daunting, and a lonely to walk toward parenthood.
I like to think of myself as an experienced trail guide, helping you navigate your options and ensuring you have everything you need on this journey. Every family’s path toward parenthood is different. When explorers would blaze a trail, they would make little notches on the trees so others could find their way after them. I've blazed my own trail (3 times), have supported over 170 families on their journey and would love to help you blaze your path. I want to help you:
Make decisions with confidence
Trust yourself and your innate wisdom
Enter parenthood in emotional and physical strength
Have a wonderful birth and joyful transition into family life
“Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.”
Ina May Gaskin
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