The Journey Within
Education and Support for the Childbearing Year

Using a hip squeeze to ease the pressure during contractions.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it"
John H. Kennell, M.D.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
You've taken the first step in empowering yourself for the birth of your baby and your birth as a mother.  Birth can be a very powerful time for a woman and the best way to prepare for that is to acquire all the information you can about what type of experience you want to have.  By hiring a doula or taking an independent (not hospital-based) childbirth class, you are preparing yourself for the best experience.

My goal is to meet you where you are in your knowledge, answer your questions, and point you towards more resources.  I will work with you to meet your desires for this birth.

Please browse around and be sure to use the contact form if you have any questions!

Benefits of Doula Use:

  • C-sections reduced by 50%
  • Length of labor reduced by 25%
  • Pitocin use reduced by 50%
  • Use of narcotics reduced by 30%
  • Forceps use reduced by 30%
  • Epidural use reduced by 60%

From:  Mothering the Mother by Kennel, Kennel and Klaus