A LITTLE INTRO

Pregnancy, preparing for labor, birthing a baby and moving through postpartum are the touchstones of the childbearing year.  In the 12 years I have been working as a doula, I have immersed myself in every stage of this process discovering that my true inspiration lies in supporting families through the profound transition of the postpartum period. Becoming a parent and caring for a newborn isn't always an intuitive process and can range from amazing to down right scary. In my own life, I have placed value on learning how to move through transitional experiences with gratitude for the moments that work and are in the flow and compassion for the clunky moments that don't feel as great. I have found this to be an invaluable tool while working with families that are in the midst of one of life's greatest transitions. 

 

WHY I DO WHAT I DO

I have always been intrigued by the pivitol events in our lives that seem to present the opportunity for personal awareness and growth. Whether it’s a new school, a new job, falling in love, marriage, birth, divorce or death, these major experiences shape who we are and who we are to become.  Sometimes these events are wonderful and rewarding and sometimes they are very difficult and push us to our edge. I am interested in honoring childbirth and becoming a new parent as a major life event.  I am interested in what comes up for people during moments of great joy and when they are up against their edge.  I believe how one moves through the experience matters-not just for who they are but for who they are to become.   

“OURS IS A JOURNEY OF COMPASSION AND TRANSFORMATION. BY BREATHING IN THE MOMENT, WE CULTIVATE SPIRITUAL WELLBEING AND CELEBRATE THE MIRACLE OF LIFE.”
— Michael Teal