Name: Debbie Conklin
My name is Debbie, mom to 5 adult children, and 5 grandbabies. The first birth I attended, other than my own, was for one of my grandchildren. Knowing that I was doing the work of a doula, solidified my life long calling. It was then that I decided to get certified as a labor doula. What a wonderful journey it has been.
It is my great honor to be welcomed into the sacred place of expectant families as they bring their precious babies earth side! I am by nature nurturing and compassionate. It is my belief that every woman should have the continual, non-judgemental support of a doula. I feel strongly that as a doula, it is my responsibility to stay current on evidence based research and continuing education. I remind all my clients that "this is your birth!" It doesn't matter if it is a hospital, birth center, or homebirth, first or tenth baby, belly birth or vaginal, completely unmedicated, epidural, or somewhere in between. There is no correct way to give birth. Each birth is unique, and my support is tailored accordingly. My goal is that no matter how a woman chooses to give birth, she does so feeling respected, supported, informed, and confident.
Description of services offered:
Labor & birth doula
CAPPA trained and certified labor doula
Bengkung Belly Binding trained
I serve all hospitals from Rock Hill to Winston Salem, birth centers, and home births with midwife present.