Name: Mena Lee
Wife, Mother, Mentor
I began promoting natural birthing after enduring a crisis while giving birth to my second child in 2001. Simply put, it was an induction gone wrong. This lead to an emergency cesarean, that lead to my baby and I both being placed in ICU for nearly a week. I also went through severe postpartum depression during the first two months. By the third month, I discovered that I was pregnant again.
With a whirlwind of emotions inside of me, I knew things had to be done differently in this pregnancy. So I decided to have a natural VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). But that decision wasn't an easy journey. My obstetrician did not recommend a vaginal birth due to the fact that my pregnancy was too close to my previous delivery, which ended with a cesarean, so there were risks associated with it. However, after months of research, I decided to pressed through with my decision.
In September of 2002, I gave birth to a healthy 7 lbs 6 oz baby, and all naturally! It was, and still is, one of the best and most fulfilling decisions of my life.
Throughout the years I have shared my story with many women and mothers-to-be. I have served as a doula in many births, whether it be at a hospital, birthing center, or at home. My ten-year background in the medical field has allowed me to educate women on healthy lifestyle choices before and after birth. I have also volunteered my time, love, and support for those whose unexpected pregnancies brought crisis into their lives.
Genesis Birthing promotes and supports natural birthing, VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), home births, and breastfeeding. We also support plus-size pregnancy, families who chose not to vaccinate their children, and lend a effective support system for those who have suddenly lost their baby due to unforeseen circumstances (still-births, miscarriage, SIDs, etc).
I look forward to taking this journey with you.
Description of services offered:
Labor & Delivery Doula
Charlotte Metro Area (including Fort Mill & Rock Hill, SC)
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