What does being a doula mean to you?
Being a doula means being a part of the support team for the birthing person and their family.
One reason a family should consider having a doula:
If you and your family are seeking someone who can make prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care clear and supportive, a doula is an amazing resource.
Please share a story of one of your most memorable experiences as a doula.
I was a backup doula for a client who went into labor the day we were supposed to meet. I walked into her home and found myself introducing myself mid-contraction. I never met her or her family a day in my life. But during that time together it felt like we knew each other all along. In two quick hours, she was pushing her baby out. I was so grateful to witness her power and grace. She did it and I was able to hold the space for her to feel safe.
Erlinda, the great-great granddaughter of a midwife, was called to birth work after her own three hospital births and one home birth. She supports woman+ that are transitioning through pregnancy and into parenthood. She has supported clients through vaginal births, C-sections, and VBACs. She has worked in the hospital, during home births, and at birth centers, and feels comfortable in all environments. Erlinda has been trained in Lactation Education, Full Spectrum Support, and Trauma Support.
Clients enjoy her calm presence, supportive energy, and the constant encouragement of the strength and power you have within. She looks forward to walking with you and your loved ones through this journey.