1 years and 2 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Using a doula can greatly enhance your birthing experience and I’m so honored you’ve chosen me to help you through this special process. I take great pride in providing my clients with the best care possible for the mother, baby and loved ones to ensure a smooth transition into this new and exciting stage in your lives I have my bachelor’s degree in both Sociology and Social Work. As someone in this field, I understand the importance of practicing empathy on a daily basis. I have a very calming presence, which I believe will help you and your family through this exciting, but sometimes stressful, time. I will be attentive to you and your partner’s needs throughout the laboring process. Why I Chose to Become a Doula I originally became a doula to support my friends and family during this major life event. I have a passion for helping people and I want to support women before, during and after their births. I believe that the birthing process is an extraordinary part of life. I have complete admiration and respect for women and the work and effort the birthing process involves. It is an honor to be a part of you and your family’s birth story.
Because I am just starting out on my doula business and in the process of becoming certified, I am able to get more experience and be more available to a broader clientele. We will discuss what price works best for you and/or your partner.
Saint Petersburg, FL Service range 20 miles
Emma was a wonderful addition to my birth support system. She made us an awesome picture birth plan with all my preferences and even laminated it! My birth didn't go quite as planned. I hoped to go into labor naturally but due to having a small baby they were calling IUGR I had to be induced. This meant no laboring at home, no water birth, and I was scared the labor would end up lasting days or even end in a C section. I truly believe having Emma as a doula allowed me to have a shorter labor and a vaginal birth. She supported myself and my husband and gave us lots of ideas for dealing with intense contractions. The riboso was an awesome tool and she even brought massagers and rubbed my back etc. She even brought a speaker for us to use. She advocated for us and got nurses into the room when we needed things. I'm very grateful we went with Emma as our doula.
Emma was so supportive throughout my entire pregnancy. She worked together with me to figure my ideal birth plan and how to make it happen. Not only did she emotionally and mentally support me through my rough pregnancy, but she was constantly trying to help me physically find ways to relieve back pain and make me more comfortable as I neared the end of my pregnancy. Unfortunately, I ended up having an emergency c-section a month early and Emma was unable to attend the physical birth, but that did not stop her from checking in on me and helping to make my postpartum journey as easy as possible.
Thank you for making me feel heard and supported through this scary journey, I couldn’t have done it without you!
Emma was an amazing support during our recent birth. She stepped in on short notice, and we immediately felt comfortable with her. Emma’s positivity, energy and creativity carried me through!
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