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What are the values that guide your care and support?

Trust: We trust that birth is a normal physiological event We know that childbirth can be challenging but that women are strong - often stronger than they themselves realize We believe that women are the experts of their own bodies and should hold the power...

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What are your Doulas’ training and qualifications

Julie: Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner Spinning Babies Trained Rebozo training by Gena Kirby Cultured Doula Program by Gena Kirby DONA International – Birth Doula Training (and Certification) Birth Arts International – Birth Doula Training DONA International – Postpartum Doula Training International Childbirth Educators Association (ICEA) –...

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What exactly is HypnoBirthing?

Hypnobirthing is as much a philosophy as it is a prenatal education class series. The 5 week, 2.5 hour weekly prenatal education class series is designed for both the woman and her partner and covers what a traditional prenatal education class usually covers (physiology, phases...

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What are the benefits of hiring a Birth Doula?

I believe every woman deserves a Doula and every family can benefit from the continuous physical, psychological and emotional support a Birth Doula provides throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum journey. Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at a birth tends to result...

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Will a Doula make my partner feel unnecessary?

A Doula’s role is to care for the emotional and physical needs of a birthing woman - OR whatever you define your Doula's role as. Either way, taking the place of your partner, a person you have a deep personal connection with, is counter productive to a...

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At what point should I hire a Doula?

I take on clients as early as they'd like to start receiving support. The earlier you start the process of hiring Doula support, the earlier you can start receiving support. I know very well that a million little (or big) questions can come up in pregnancy....

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Do you only support pain med free births?

The answer to this question also addresses one of my core beliefs about being a Doula; your birth is not my birth. I believe you should experience your pregnancy and birth the way you want it, not the way I want it, your friend wants it,...

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What is your training?

Over the last five years I have been lucky to have been immersed in some of the best childbirth, lactation and postpartum support trainings available: DONA International - Birth Doula Training (and Certification) Birth Arts International - Birth Doula Training DONA International - Postpartum Doula Training International Childbirth Educators Association (ICEA)...

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