As a doula, my passion is not only for the outcome of your birth journey but also the experience you and your partner have walking through it. I believe you already have the strength and instinct inside you to birth your baby and make the transition to motherhood. I also believe that you and your birthing partner can benefit and be enormously encouraged by the continuous, respectful presence of a trained doula. I believe you have the right to be knowledgable of the procedures and interventions of labour so you and your partner can make a thoughtful decision on who attends your birth, where you birth and what interventions you accept, if any. I also believe that obstetric emergencies do happen, though rarely, and I appreciate and respect the medical interventions used when necessary. As an RN, I understand the medical community, but I see pregnancy and birth as a natural physiological process, not a pathological problem needing to be cured.
As your Windsor doula I will work with both you and your partner and keep your best interests at heart. I will provide consistent nurturing care and offer support through guidance in position changes, visualization, massage, heat and cold, verbal encouragement, a supportive, non judgmental physical presence, continuous support for your partner, helping them support you, as well as be a medical terminology translator between you and medical staff. As your doula I do not attend to you in any medicalized way. I will not take your blood pressure, listen to fetal heart tones or provide vaginal exams. I will also not speak on behalf of you to medical staff as this is taking power away from you. Instead I will encourage and support you as you find your voice and take control of your birth. I will hold your space and always be on your team.
I will walk beside you through your journey to parenthood and help that transition be as smooth as possible, while helping you maintain your dignity and autonomy. This is your birth and your choice and I will do my best to maintain that environment no matter where you chose to birth. Your birth, your way.
<>For a great write up on doulas please read this article!
I will support you in the choices you make for you own birth journey. Whether you decide to birth at home or in the hospital, use medication or work towards a natural birth you will have my full support and encouragement during your labour. My main focus is to support you in having a positive experience bringing your child into this world, with you understanding the information available and making the decisions surrounding that process.
Beth Clark Birth Support currently offers two Windsor doula packages to chose from!
$700 with Midwife or $900 with OB
$600 with Midwife or $800 with OBBook Your Free Consult!
Labour support and care does not change between packages. The difference is found in the prenatal meetings and how much time we need to spend together before your birth 🙂
Clients of BCBS also receive an amazing discount at the etsy shop Moon Over Maize to put towards the purchase of their handmade jewellery.