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Community Based Doula Project
What is a doula?
A doula is “a trained professional who provides continuous physical,
emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and
shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. ” ~ DONA International
Basically – a doula provides extra support for a positive birth and postpartum experience. Doulas don’t replace the support of a partner or family member but rather enhance that support!
Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:
Who is eligible?
What is offered?
Certified Birth Doula
“Having been a stay at home wife and mother, raising four sons and cheering on a hard working husband, my calling is to love, nurture and encourage. and that is what a doula does! Being certified through three different doula organizations (DONA , Dar la Luz and Stillbirthday) gives me a holistic, faith-based, well-rounded approach to working with families.”
Colette’s varied life and work experiences came together and inspired becoming a postpartum doula, after the birth of her child. She brings her passion in supporting each family to create a space of connection and healing. This could look like helping a tired parent get a nap, listening to a birth story, preparing a nutritious meal, providing support with baby-wearing, offering chest/breast or bottle feeding support, or finding support and skills for navigating the rollercoaster of emotions that often accompany the postpartum time. Colette brings non-judgmental nurturing for the whole family and evidence-based information to help each client create an individual and empowered postpartum experience.
Certified Birth Doula, Bilingual (English/Spanish)
“Elisa believes that birthing a child is one of the most amazing miracles in a woman’s life.
Certified Birth Doula
“I am a deep defender of birth rights and bodily autonomy and believe that advocacy is integral in the birth space. My intention is to help facilitate awareness and knowledge regarding our bodies and reproductive health. Everyone has the right to an expansive, compassionate and caring pregnancy, birth and postpartum.”
Certified Birth Midwife, Bilingual (English/Spanish)
“Birthing is a beautiful process. I will never tire of participating in this magical process and bearing witness to the hard and rewarding work required for a baby to be born. In my 30 years of attending births, I have been moved and inspired by the presence of power; I am humbled by the unexpected gifts and experiences that almost always arise.”
“Dar a luz es un proceso precioso. Nunca me cansaré de ser partícipe de este proceso mágico ni de ser testiga directa del duro y gratificante trabajo que significa nacer para la, el o le bebé. En los 30 años que llevo asistiendo partos, la presencia de el poder de parir y nacer me ha inspirado y conmovido de forma constante, igual que me honran las diferentes e inesperadas experiencias que casi siempre suceden durante el parto. “