Email: mothermedoulacare@ gmail.com
Website: www.mothermedoulacare .com
Trainings/Certifications: CAPPA-trained Labor and Postpartum Doula; personal postpartum & breastfeeding experience; previous experience with families prenatal and postpartum; currently working on my Labor and Postpartum certifications with CAPPA; Operation Special Delivery volunteer
Bio: I am married to a wonderful man and have 2 grown girls. During my daughter's first birthing experience I was very blessed to have been able to be with her for 9 weeks before and after my grandson's birth. With her husband deployed to Iraq, she would have been all alone during that time. I was able to coach her through a 35-hour labor that due to many interventions resulted in a cesarean. (I now know what I could have done to help her prevent a cesarean.) I was concerned about PPD but we were able to avoid it and skim through the next few months until her husband made it home. I nurtured her and taught baby care, breastfeeding and all the other first-time experiences that new parents go through. I took care of the household and coordinated the efforts of her friends and neighbors. It was so rewarding to have been there. At that time, I had never heard of a doula. Several months after that experience, someone mentioned they had hired a postpartum doula and what a wonderful experience it had been for her family. VOILA! Having never heard of any type of doula, I immediately started my research and identified my passion. What a joy to provide the information and support necessary for a new mother to be able to experience the birth she desires and to provide quality care to their newborn!
Philosophy: All parents deserve to be provided with knowledge and support in labor and the postpartum
period. A non-judgmental supportive doula who understands the trials and challenges you are facing can
assist in making your birth experience wonderful and the transition to parenthood easy and stress free. As a Teacher, Mentor, Cheerleader and Supporter I will fulfill many roles as needed. I believe that birth is normal and safe and know that women have choices in childbirth – often more choices than they realize. Education is the key to empowerment for a woman during her childbirth year. Medical interventions are not always necessary for childbirth. I will be there to help you to advocate for your choices in labor and childbirth. The confidence that you will gain from my knowledge and experience will be priceless to you in your childbirth journey.
How many births do you attend a year? 15-20 per year
I serve women birthing at these hospitals: Any within an hour and half of New London, NC 28127 -Charlotte to Burlington
How many prenatal and postpartum visits do you provide? 2 prenatal visits, 1 postpartum
visit, phone and e-mail support
Additional Services: POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE; birth photography; various support resources; Combined Services Discount.