My Role as your Postpartum and Birth Doula

My parents both have backgrounds in health care and they have had a major influence on my perspective about care-giving. My father was a surgeon and chief of staff at a major Twin Cities hospital; he served as a great sounding board and voice of reason during critical moments in his patients’ lives. My mother brought humanness and warmth to her work in a hospice, as she endeavored to make the last days of life the best they could be for countless individuals and families. As your doula, I make the FIRST days of life the best they can be for parents and families. I want your birth experience and the early postpartum period to be the best it can be and I will work with your care providers to achieve that.

Doula, an ancient Greek word meaning “a woman assisting other woman before and after childbirth,” describes exactly what I do.

As a postpartum doula, I assist your entire family in the first trimester following delivery with everything from newborn care, family adjustment, and rest for the mother to tracking feedings, light housework, and hands-on education, nonjudgmental support and companionship.

As your birth doula, I will serve as your constant companion throughout labor, assisting with a range of non-medical comfort and coping strategies.