As a doula, I accompany women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I have recently started training to further my field of expertise to include working with families involved in the adoption process, whether as a birth family or as an adopting family. I have completed training approved by DONA International from The Simkin Center at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, and received further doula training in “When Survivors Give Birth” through the Alaska Birth Network. My professional certification comes from DONA International, CD(DONA). I draw on my knowledge and experience as a doula and mother to provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with other caregivers to make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise during pregnancy and labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner (if present), make 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 and your birth partner, not your caregiver or hospital. My Services . Minimum of two prenatal meetings to discuss your preferences, needs, and concerns for support and comfort in labor. More meetings can be arranged as needed or desired. . Personalized informational support: Explanation of medical terms, finding citations for evidence-based care, researching community resources that fit your needs. . Constant support with nearly immediate response time via email/phone call/text for the duration of the contracted service time for both you and your birth partner/team. . Borrowing privileges from my book lending library. . Help preparing your birth preference plan. . 24-hour availability with back-up support available. . Continuous support during your labor. . Minimum of one postpartum visit.