I’ve had the privilege of being able to birth my own children, as well as carry for another as a surrogate. Having had a mix of experiences in pregnancy and birth, I can personally attest to the security of having a doula by one’s side. It was at this time that I fell in love with birthing culture and with the innate magic that we, as birthing beings, possess. That being said and all magic aside, let’s just be honest. Birth can feel uncomfortable and scary. This is where I get to step in by reminding you of your choices, offering evidence-based information, providing physical comfort and support, and emotional encouragement. Aside from seeing tiny babies emerging into the world, watching people own and trust in their innate power and intuition is my absolute favorite thing to witness.