My philosophy as a Birth Story Filmmaker
Birth Story Film FAQs
About me as a Filmmaker
My credentials as a Filmmaker
What if I don't want any footage of my labor and birth?
No problem! You don't need footage of labor and birth to make a meaningful Birth Story Film.
Can you be my doula and still make my Birth Story Film?
Yes. One role does not stand in the way of the other because most footage, if not all, is captured prenatally and postpartum.
What if I am nervous in front of cameras?
That's okay! Most people get a little nervous at first but warm up pretty quickly. Plus, with my experience as a filmmaker, I have methods to help people feel more comfortable on camera.
What if my birth doesn't turn out as I planned or hoped?
Birth can be unpredictable. And sometimes we get feelings we don't expect to have after the birth. But no matter what happens, the process of making a film that is true to your story can be very therapeutic and helpful in processing your birth experience.
When will I get the completed film?
Usually within 3 months after the baby is born.
Can my other children be in the film?
Absolutely! Older children add a lot to a Birth Story Film.
How is being a doula and filmmaker related? I love being a doula, supporting and guiding women through pregnancy and childbirth. I love making films, capturing emotion and truth in life on camera. Doing both combines my passions: Documenting the strength of a woman in the most significant moment in her life and guiding her through it at the same time.