When I got pregnant with my first, I dove headfirst into learning all I could about the nuances of childbirth. A friend of mine was training to be a Doula and after hearing what she had to offer, I hired her and I was SO grateful for that decision. I gave birth at a free-standing birth center, with the support of this doula and my spouse for my first two births and because of the encouraging environment created by them, I came away feeling supported and strong. In 2015 I started the process of becoming certified as a birth doula and attended my first births in 2016. I also just finished certifying as a Body Ready Method Pro so I can offer even more to my clients.