I have been teaching Hypnobirthing since 2012 and I have found that more and more of my clients are asking me to attend their baby’s births. Although I am a midwife, I wanted my role to be different. I wanted to be there fully for the woman and her birthing partner.
Providing continuity, holding space and providing physical and emotional support felt like everything that was needed to make someone feel safe in their birthing experience. In January 2018, I was asked to support one of my clients in their home birth as an additional birthing partner and this was where the lightbulb moment happened for me.
I got to support the most amazing couple and help them bring their baby into the world in a calm, peaceful environment where she felt safe and supported and she had the most beautiful birth in her living room. This lead me to the decision to become a Doula and I have not looked back!