Congratulations! Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation.  Growing your baby inside of you may make you feel excited and enthralled, or fascinated and curious, unique and beautiful, or simply humbled.  But other emotions may crop up too, like self-doubt and even fear.  As a doula I help guide you through this complex physical and emotional process and be the reassuring presence you need in pregnancy and birth.  Read my philosophy below to see if I am the right fit for you!

*Dayton Birth Doula helps the couple have a positive and transformative birth experience by guiding them through the intensity of birth with knowledge and sensitivity.

Dayton Birth Doula Philosophy

*A warm, supported birth experience has the potential to heal past birth trauma. 

*A woman's wishes should be respected, whether she prefers a medicated birth, an all-natural birth or somewhere in between.

Dayton Birth Doula

*A woman should come out of her birth empowered.  If she doesn't, the mother should receive the postpartum support she needs to help her process her experience.

*Birth is more than a means to get the baby out. The process itself has worth.


*Dayton Birth Doula enhances communication between the woman, her partner and their care-providers; never stands in the way of it.

*A healthy mother and a healthy baby are of utmost importance.  But her emotional well-being must not be downplayed.

-Elizabeth Velasquez

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