Birth is a pivotal time in the life of a woman, which can affect her deeply for the rest of her life.
My goal is to help new parents create a safe and supportive space where she feels heard, protected and in charge of her birth experience. I focus on supporting, educating and empowering couples to make informed choices, as they are faced with the many decisions pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum may bring. My clients are also equiped with many relaxation and labor coping techniques so she may surrender fully and trust her body’s wisdom in the birthing process. Collaboration with her partner is also my goal, guiding, encouraging and supporting him/her as they experience the challenging stages labor presents, by her side, as an integral part of her support team. Services include pre-birth visits designed to educate and inform, help in the preparation of an informed birth plan, discussing labor techniques and hospital policies, preparing the couple for the birth experience, Complete birth support, protecting the parent’s desires while in the hospital, preserving the memories of their birth experience, and holding a peaceful space for the couple during labor, culminating in a beautiful birth and healthy bonding time, as well as post birth visits to discuss the birth experience and answer any new questions related to birth, parenthood and new baby care. I’m honored to fully support and encourage you as you embark onto this sacred and life changing journey of bringing a new life into the world!
Sacred Space Doula Services
P.O. Box 214144, Sacramento, CA 95821
I am a DONA (Doulas of North America) trained doula with many years of experience within the birthing community and women's health, and have been actively practicing full time as a Birth Doula for 6 years. I am an herbalist, specializing in women's health, pregnancy, birth and post partum for nearly 15 years. I have five of my own children, 2 born in the hospital and 3 born naturally at home. I personally used HypnoBirthing, and am knowledgable in most natural labor methods. This range of personal experience has given me good perspective into the birth process, and has helped to melt away fears surrounding the birth experience. My personal birth stories have helped to form who I am as a mother, woman and birth partner. I am fully convinced and in awe of the amazing power of a woman's body to give birth. In most cases, a woman can give birth naturally without any problems if the birth process is not interrupted with fear and unnecessary procedures. I know, from personal experience, how important good compassionate support is for a pregnant, laboring and post partum woman. Not only does a woman have a better outcome when she is supported, but she has an overall positive feeling surrounding her birth experience when she feels heard and empowered from a strong support team. Birth is an intimate time for parents, and I aim to protect their space in the birth room, so they can more easily flow along the path which her labor presents. The mother's partner can often feel a sense of helplessness in response to watching their beloved manage the intensity of labor. My goal is to empower them as they support the laboring mom, offering them ideas to more effectively help her, give them relief when they need a break to eat or rest, and peace of mind to know there is experienced support to assure them of what is normal and help them make informed decisions within the birth experience. I am also keenly aware the place education can have in a positive birth experience. As your doula, I will educate you on how your body works in labor, what you need to know about hospital procedures, and direct you to resources so you can take ownership of your education, decisions and birth experience. Overall, I will do my best to empower you in making decisions as you journey through this amazing, life changing time; helping you to navigate the many twists and turns that the path which birthing can take, with dignity and personal power. I will uphold your desires for birth, and suport what you decide, as an objective supportive partner, completely intent on helping you have the best birth experience you can have. Ultimately, a healthy mom and baby are the goals of childbirth, and this incudes protecting the emotions of the mother, which can affect her deeply for many years to come. This also includes the bonding time between mother, baby and father, which will set the foundation for the emotional health of their family going forward. As your doula, I will work to help you have a beautiful, healthy birth and bonding experience! Blessings!