Meet Graceful Beginnings Birth and More
Doulas provide emotional, physical and informational support for both the mother and other family members before, during and after the birth of your new addition. Your family knows you, but as your doula my job is to get to know you and share my knowledge of birth.
Studies show a 50% reduction in Cesarean births and a 25% shorter labor when a doula is present. As your doula, I will work with you to achieve the labor you desire. I see every pregnancy and birth as a miracle and as a certified Birth Doula, I feel honored to be able to contribute my expertise to women and families in the greater Columbia area.
How I Assist
I am a mom of 4 and became fascinated with birth while pregnant with my first but it would be many years before that turned into passion. After the birth of my third child, three disenchanting birth experiences and finding a community of natural minded moms, I found myself with the desire to see women have the birth experience they longed for. In 2018 I enrolled in a doula program and quickly began working on any certification I could get my hands on. I'm slowly working towards the goal of becoming a midwife. I am certified in CPR, Relaxation-Based Pain Relief, herbal preparations, and as a doula. I am currently working on a certification in Neonatal Resuscitation and am planning to get my certification in lactation as well as ties and oral tethers in 2020. I would love the opportunity to sit down with you over a cup of herbal tea or coffee and talk about your upcoming birth!