I am a certified birth doula. I have completed all of the training required and have been certified by DONA International. I have been a doula for over 2 years. I am also a Neonatal Intensive Care/Nursery Nurse with over 25 years of experience in childbirth and infant care. I have lived in the San Angelo Texas area and worked at Shannon Medical Center for over 18 years.
As your doula I want to help you have the birth experience that YOU want to have. I believe that childbirth is one of the most significant moments in the life of a woman and the people surrounding her. As a doula I believe in providing empowering guidance and education to assist you in making informed decisions.
I strongly support the team approach to childbirth. Having a doula for labor support does not replace the dad/partner or family members. Instead, I will work as a team along with your healthcare providers to support the mother and each other. So, no matter what type of birth you are planning (un-medicated birth, planned epidural, home birth, planned C-section or anywhere in between) I would love to try to help you have the birth you hope for. My two goals are to help you have the birth that you want and to help your baby arrive in the safest manner possible.
If you live in the San Angelo area and thinking of hiring a Birth Doula, I would love to talk with you!