I do not care what kind of birth you have… a homebirth, scheduled cesarean, epidural hospital birth, or if you birth alone in the woods next to baby deer.
I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and
that you were respected.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the
fire, you will not be burned.” Isaiah 43:2
My name is Erin and I own Blessed Assurance Doula Services. I am a mother of three and a wife of 9 years. Knowing since High School that I wanted a career in the nursing field I became a Certified Nurse Assistant right out of High School and worked in the long-term care industry for 10 years. Although I loved working with the elderly it just was not my life calling. I have always had a strong passion for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the post-partum stages and was always drawn to the woman in this stage of their lives. I started college with the career goal of becoming a labor and deliver nurse but that got put on hold due to starting a family. Becoming a stay a home mother and working part-time as a Medical Transcriptionist while taking online classes in child development and infant/toddler learning, I have learned, as well as experienced with my own children, how babies and young children are capable of so much learning at such a young age as well as the many factors that affect a growing fetus from the mothers environment to her nutrition.
Being pregnant was one of the most amazing experiences and I loved every stage of the miraculous journey. I knew from then on that I wanted to make a career out of this passion and that it would be very rewarding.
There is nothing in life more exciting and incredible then the blessing of having a baby. I want to give every woman I work with the best chance possible of achieving the kind of birth she dreams about. With so many options regarding labor and delivery, it is important to be educated and supported in making wise choices and finding inner strength to stick to those decisions. I have the passion, dedication, commitment, and knowledge to give women confidence in their own innate abilities to birth. I will create a loving, nurturing environment for mommy, baby, and partner.
By choosing me as your doula, I will assure a space for you that is full of trust, peace, and reassurance to help ensure a positive and empowering birth.
My Promise to You:
Complementary consultation to assure we are a good match.
At least 2 prenatal visits (more if needed) to get to know each other and to talk about your expectation and any fears you may have as well as reviewing labor positions and techniques that work best for you.
Birth plan writing.
Phone, text, email support and information throughout your entire pregnancy and until the first few weeks after delivery.
24-hour “on-call” support from 38 weeks on until your baby is born.
Labor and birth support at your location of choice.
Immediate post-partum and help establishing breastfeeding for approximately 1-2 hours after the birth, or until new family is comfortable and resting well.
1-2 (more if need) post-partum visits to discuss your birth experience, answer questions, and talk about your life with a newborn.
I can also provide lactation support if needed.
If photographs or video is desired I can provide an experienced photographer to capture these moments at an additional cost. I am willing to take photos for you, however, my focus is on the mother and the opportunity for photographs may be limited. Therefore, as I am happy to provide this service, so please do not rely solely on me to capture these moments.
If you would like to set up an appointment to meet me, please contact me at:
Phone: (530) 604-8404