Giving birth to your child is an experience you will remember the rest of your life, and I strongly believe that every mother needs to feel continuously supported and encouraged during her birth experience. Every family has a different idea of how they want their experience to unfold,  and they should feel supported in whatever way makes them feel most comfortable. It is my passion to provide for parents an opportunity to explore the different pathways for their birth in a safe & supportive environment, and to help them articulate their wishes to their care providers. Together, we will help you create the most beautiful birth that is right for you.

dou·la definition
Pronunciation: /ˈd{uuml}-lə/
Function: n: a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth

Benefits of having a birth doula present:

50% reduction in the cesarean rate

25% shorter labor

60% reduction in epidural requests

40% reduction in oxytocin use

30% reduction in analgesia use

40% reduction in forceps delivery

Information was obtained from "Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can HelpYou Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth, Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus" (1993).

Northern NJ Birth doula

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
– Barbara Katz Rothman