Preparing for Birth: Heart, Mind, & Body
I’m here to make this easy.
My intention is that you will walk into labor feeling strong enough, smart enough, and safe enough to give birth to your baby in the way you and your body choose. It can be so hard to navigate all the pregnancy and birth information, to know what really matters. I’ve been up the mountain you’re about to climb many times, and I know these trails. I’ll provide evidence-based research, sound biomechanical principles, and emotional training for both you and your partner as you prepare for the journey. During and before labor, I’ll help you to understand your options and to communicate well with your care team. You are going to accomplish this in your own way and your own power, but my support for you and your partner is continuous. I won’t leave your side until your baby is in your arms. Then I’ll check in with you frequently, with tools for restoring your body gently, for caring for your baby, and for moving confidently toward the next beautiful vista.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that choosing Meredith as our doula was the best and most important decision we’ve made in our lives in recent years. As first-time parents, we both learned a tremendous amount from Meredith about babies and birth — and learning about nutritious movement transformed the way that we think about our daily lives and choices, far beyond the birth experience. She served us so graciously as a wise teacher, as a calm guide through the wild journey of birth, and as a compassionate confidant in these hazy postpartum days.
I read a lot of articles, 2-3 books, spoke to a number of new parents and took a birthing class; but when it came to my wife’s actual pregnancy none of that held a candle to help and confidence I received from Meredith.
Moving Through Pregnancy
While I love the labor process, the most important work I do with my clients happens prenatally. We’ll follow the below steps to optimize your chances for a smooth transition to parenthood.
Baby on the way?
I can’t wait to hear the news. Drop me a line, and we’ll set up a chat!