I’m a 41-year old mother of 5, married to an organic farmer. I’m new to the doula profession, and have definitely discovered my passion in this work!! By mid-July, I will have attended 10 births, including four of my own (my husband and I adopted our third child). My birth experience ranges from planned induction and epidural to natural labor in a birthing clinic. In addition to my personal experience, I've completed both a doula training course and breastfeeding workshop through DONA International. I would be comfortable accompanying a birthing mother in any setting--my goal is simply to offer all of my attention and training to support the expectant mother (and partner), both emotionally and physically, during this truly pivotal life moment. It is an honor to be included at the birth of a new life! My hope is that my presence would ease and empower the soon to be mother, and help provide her newborn with a stronger and healthier beginning.