It was by serendipity that I became a Doula. From a young age I was surrounded by pregnancy and birth. After I graduated high school I had the honor and privilege of really being able to witness pregnancy and labor intimately my best friend. That was when I realized that being a doula came naturally and easily. So it only felt right to get certified; I took the Doulas By Nature training in Humboldt County in February of 2011. Shortly after that, I worked with my mom at her doula office and then took the Doula Alliance training where I fell in love with the sisterhood!
My love for the Doula Alliance grew into a leadership position where I help with physical trainings, put together manuals and I am in charge of the hospitality. I also assist with our monthly meeting and workshops.
A Doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after child birth.
This is mothering the mother.
"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear."
This new chapter of my life has given me a different perspective of what it means to be a Doula.
Who will mother the mother? Who will she connect with as she shapes and molds this new life?