August 12, 2009
Hello world! I am humbled and overjoyed to be a part of this community and to hear your voices!
I am a 35 yr old mother living in Seattle, WA USA. I am a birth doula and breastfeeding educator. I have welcomed hundreds of new humans into the world in my work, and I love my life here in Seattle. I worked at the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai/Burma border in 2005. I am interested in hearing about birthing practices around the world and other's birthing stories.
I see in my work with families that how a woman is treated and cared for during pregnancy, birth and early postpartum contributes to her development and health as a woman and mother long term. The more she can find her voice and feel empowered by her experience, the better equipped she is as a new mother and the better off the world is around her. I provide a continuous, supportive presence for families during this transition and help them make it across the raging river of birth to the safe bank of parenting feeling whole and ready to parent.