I have always been passionate about pregnancy, birth, and babies. The journey through my first pregnancy only further inflamed this passion. The specific aspects of my three home birth labors have prepared me to support women through difficult births. As a doula, I will work to empower women to make informed decisions affecting their birthing experience. My goal is to provide a steady, calm and comforting presence throughout labor. Whether in the hospital, birthing center, or at home, I hope to provide the support a mother needs to give birth in her own way. I believe that helping a laboring woman through the experience with the fewest possible interventions will result in the best birthing experience.
Shoaf, Senior PCHW