I created Doula Woman because women are beautiful and spiritual and draw from an ancient wisdom. We often give away our power when it is ours to cherish.
My doula philosophy: your body, birth and motherhood belong to you. You intrinsically have the right to control your body including your pregnancy and birth. YOU are the power and authority on this.
You need not give up what calls to you, be it spontaneous labor, vaginal birth, epidural-free, epidural asap, home birth, planned csection, freedom from pleasing others, etc.. in order to have a healthy baby. You and your baby are healthiest when you work from self-trust.
Postpartum historically women settle in for 40 days with their newborn and do nothing but care for themselves and their newborn. This is a pivotal point in your parenthood journey.
I am seasoned and spunky and I love that my life and work are interwoven. I navigate the system on behalf of family members and have done this for decades. My own children are adults. The positive effects from the doula support I received at my third birth are felt decades later.
I run, practice and lead yoga, swim, and walk (especially by the river). I advocate outdoor therapy and I am forever thankful for coffee.
In addition to full-time plus doula work I volunteer at the Riverwest Co-op, work at the Blooming Lotus bakery, lead prenatal yoga, and walk all around town. Three new things: reproductive justice activist, Free Birth study course, and a 200 hour prenatal yoga training from the Womb Room in Milwaukee.