Why hire a doula?
A doula is the one person at your birth who remains a calm, steady support, no matter what is happening. She creates a safe environment for you to be able to fully take advantage of the opportunities available to you during birth. With a doula you can ensure your birth as a healing, empowering process.
Why choose Penelope?
I have given birth both in a hospital with all the trimmings, as well as in my home with my family. I have experienced what each of these setting brings, and I am able to meet my clients with complete understanding of what they are going through.
I have been teaching meditation and stress relief since 2005, and bring a depth and calm to the birth room which will be invaluable to you and your family. Your baby is entraining to you and the environment at birth. By having my calm reassuring presence with you during labor, you are impacting the emotional well-being of yourself and your baby for more than just the time we spend physically together.
I have attended over 100 births since 2001: from home water birth to hospital cesarian birth, and all nuances in between. I have studied many techniques and philosophies with respect to birth doula support. And I have worked with families of diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and desired birth experiences.
I have let go of my story. This is about you: your birth, your baby, your family. My objective is to show up for you, as the strong, caring, competent, adapting caregiver, who remains with you throughout your process of discovery. When holding your baby in your arms, you will be able to say, “I did it”.
Your partner will benefit from a doula.
Most partners want to participate somehow in the birth process. A sensitive doula will know how to facilitate this participation so that every family receives the maximum guidance, support and space to interact.