My relief after the delivery our 2nd baby boy – our 1st home birth

My relief after the delivery our 2nd baby boy – our 1st home birth

It started with my doula...

It was my first pregnancy. I'd taken a 5 week HypnoBirthing® class to better prepare my mind, my spouse and my body. A few women had expressed their joys of using a doula for their own births, so I checked into the doula services of our HypnoBirthing® instructor.

The thought of having someone with us that would know our own plans, desires, and comfort measures made me feel an overwhelming rush of relief – an invaluable feeling during pregnancy. From the initial consultation we knew she was the one for us.

During labor she supported both me & my husband in a way that allowed us to focus solely on my body & our baby. We were given the courage and support to advocate for ourselves, all while being physically & emotionally supported by our doula – something I believe every woman deserves.

After the experience was over, I was so unbelievably thankful for our doula and I had this overwhelming urge to share that joy with other moms. That is where the desire to be a doula began.

So here i am today...

I have a BS in Graphic Design and own Wild Acorns Co. I work from my home which I share with my loving pilot husband and our two little boys. I am a certified DONA International birth doula and a certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, teaching HypnoBirthing® classes to couples regularly. Through my various trainings & studies, I have learned how to support & assist mothers during labor as well as childbirth & breastfeeding education. From my own experiences delivering in a hospital setting with midwives to delivering at home with a midwife – both natural, water births & HypnoBirthing experiences – I have witnessed the support needs of the mother & partner during labor. 

Every birth is unique, with its own challenges and successes. Every woman should know that she has a choice as to how she births and doesn't just have to do what she is told. I want to support women in a way that allows them to feel empowered, encouraged and at one with their baby and body.

Who knows what the future holds!

Photo by Lauren Bennion

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