Partners and doulas make the best birth teams! Far from replacing your partner, Elizabeth recognizes the different expertise that each member brings to your birth team. Your partner is an expert in knowing you, connecting with you during labor, and encouraging your oxytocin production by staying physically and emotionally close to you. Elizabeth joins you both with expertise in encouraging labor, alleviating anxiety and discomfort, and giving you both suggestions to best move through childbirth together. Many dads find that they settle into "the zone" as incredible labor coaches with just a little initial support from their doula! Read what moms say about having Elizabeth at their birth along with their partners.
Elizabeth is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), and is a Certified Doula through DONA International, the oldest, largest, and premiere doula organization in the world.
Support and honor you and your family every step along your path to motherhood.
Build your birthing confidence through sharing knowledge, collaborating on your birth plan, and supporting your preferences throughout labor.
Enter into your labor space with comfort measures, a peaceful presence, and nonjudgmental support for you and your partner.
Enhance communication between you and your provider during labor, helping you to gather all the information to make your own wise birth choices.
Join you after childbirth in processing the experiences and emotions of your birth.
The day you give birth is the most important one of your life; you are forever changed, forever a mother. Elizabeth believes in your innate ability to birth your baby. She offers gentle, confident labor support and prenatal education, dedicated to helping you feel prepared and empowered throughout your birth experience. You and your partner will appreciate Elizabeth's peaceful, encouraging presence as you navigate the physical and emotional challenges of childbirth together.
A doula is a professionally trained labor assistant who supports you through late pregnancy, your labor, and the early postpartum period. Having a doula greatly maximizes your chances of having the birth you desire, and of remembering your birth positively. Research shows that having a doula with you during labor makes you 28% less likely to have cesarean surgery, 31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) to speed up labor, and 9% less likely to use any pain medication.