Welcome to my Doula Blog! I hope you find it interesting and informative.
My name is Natalie. I am a wife, a mother of almost five boys, a doula, and a Hypnobabies Instructor! I'm passionate about childbirth and hope to help women realize the power that is in them to birth more normally and naturally. It's my goal to help women feel confident and comfortable during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Yes, it is possible! It's also amazing, incredible, wonderful, empowering, and life changing.
As a doula, I am a trained professional who understands and trusts the process of birth. I provide continuous care for the laboring mother and her partner. Studies have shown that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications. I attend to women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience in both home and hospital settings. I draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with the other members of your birth team to make sure that you have the information that you need to make informed decisions in labor. I can provide reassurance and perspective to the laboring mother and her partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort.
Today, one of my doula clients had her baby! It was perfect! I remembered to thank her for her wonderful timing. lol. She texted at 7 am to let me know that it might be the day. I left for her home/hospital at 9:45 am, and she had her baby at 5:36 pm. All in a day's work. No sleep missed. :) I also had a wonderful doula that came also. She was going to just be the back up, in case I needed her, but I thought it would be great to have her there anyway - since I'm still a little tired. But I'm not feeling sick. She was amazing to work with and we had a great experience. I think it all worked out so well, because towards the end, this client's husband left to take a break, and we had to call him back because things all of a sudden started happening. She went from a 5 to delivery in about a half an hour. He was a little queasy, so I was glad that there were two of us to help her while he was able to watch and feel as comfortable as possible. What a great day! I'm so glad I felt good enough!!!
Natalie is very patient, kind and thoughtful. She aims to please and is very interested in learning and offering new techiniques and services that will help you with your birth. It was really nice to have an extra person there for the birth of our daughter and I am glad it was Natalie! -Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD
I finally have a minute to sit down and email you. I cannot thank you enough for being such a wonderful doula! I would never have made it without you. I feel so proud that I actually did it! The recovery has been amazing. I am going to recommend you to everyone!
Thanks Natalie! You were amazing, thank you so much again! He is a wonderful baby! We are so blessed! Thanks for taking part! Couldn't have been able to do that amazing feat with out you! I highly recommend you! -Aimee S.
I love the movie you made for us! It totally made me cry. I am so glad you were there. Thank you for everything! Let me know if you need any references in the future. -Lee E.