As a doula, I accompany women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I have received education for the doula’s role from Blossom Birth Services, and draw on the experience of giving birth to three daughters. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and, as needed, communication with the staff to make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, making suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other techniques for comfort. I am independent and self-employed. As your doula, I am working for you, not your care giver or hospital.