Wendy Parkhurst

Hi.  I have been happily married to my best friend for 25 years and we have 3 children.  I love life and would be honored to encourage, educate, listen and support you as your world transforms.   

 

My focus is on the whole person as well as the family and community.  “Doulas exist as guardians for families while they’re being born” (Ananda Lowe-Author).  Doulas may help to lower the caesarean rate, lower the percentage of interventions necessary, lower the use of pain meds and leave mothers feeling more satisfied with their birth experiences. 

 

My education includes:

-Bachelor degree in Family Life Education

-College certification in Early Childhood Education

-Certification as a Stephen Minister and trainer

-Experience supporting families during birth

-Experience with adoption and foster care

-First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard certification

-Experience with aromatherapy and massage

-Licensed Esthetician

-Assisted teaching babies to swim

 

In addition to furthering my education and experience as a Doula, I am continuing my studies to become a certified personal trainer.

 

Doula services offered may include:

-Support for your birth plan and needs

-Resources and information

-Nutritional information

-Photography and journaling

-Prepared meals

-Assistance in creating a support system

-Prenatal and postnatal spa treatments

 

I would be honored to walk with you through the challenges and celebrations in your new life. 

 

Wendy Parkhurst

wjparkhurst@gmail.com

707.845.5168