Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am passionate about birth! I believe the way we come into this world matters. Women remember their birth experiences their whole lives. The support a woman receives and how she is treated during her birth affects her for the rest of her life. It is my mission to help families get all the information they need to make informed choices every step of the way on their parenthood journey and support them in the choices they make.
One way I support families is with Doula Care. Having professional labor support increases satisfaction, decreases requests for pain medication, reduces instrumental births and decreases C-sections by 50%! A doula is like your personal birth mentor. I can help you discover your birth values and make sure you have all the information you need to make choices that are in alignment with your vision. I can’t make choices for you, but I can let you know if something you are considering will cause you to deviate from your plan. Schedule a consultation today and we can discuss whether having me at your birth would be a good fit.
Another way I do this is by teaching Childbirth Education classes. I offer private as well as small group classes for expectant parents. I also teach Empowered Pregnancy classes for women seeking tools to tap into their inner knowing and put themselves at the center of their birth experiences.
“Having a doula means having another set of hands, a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen. It means having someone to remind you of your inherent strength and someone who allows you to be vulnerable. I felt validated and supported throughout my birth and really appreciated having a sounding board to help with each stage of labor and delivery. Shari was a peaceful presence with a kind eye and a grounded perspective. I loved having an educated and compassionate doula to help us through every step of birthing our baby boy. I never second guessed my decisions and I’m so proud of all we did that night.” -Jessica S.