Hello, Aubrey here! I am the founder of Birth of Life Doula Services. I just wanted to share a little bit about how this business came to life.
I chose to become a doula and start this business after my first child was born. I already had a little bit of an understanding of what to expect during pregnancy and birth as I had attended a few births prior. While I didn’t realize it then, I was providing physical and emotional support just like a doula! During pregnancy I took a childbirth education class and at each class I was on the edge of my seat with excitement for not only my upcoming birth, but also that of my peers. The best way to explain how I felt was that I wanted to be a fly on the wall at as many births as I could.
During my first labor and birth, I didn’t have a doula. It wasn’t until then that I fully realized how impactful this support can be. My birth experience was the exact opposite of what I had planned for and wanted. Through it I felt alone, scared, uninformed, and just sad. It all happened so fast and I was just left feeling like my body had failed me. I didn’t want other people to feel this way, which is what started my becoming a doula.
My passion is to help families feel informed, prepared, and supported during the birth of their child as well as for their new life with a newborn. I started this business in the spring of 2017 and since then I have trained as a birth doula, a postpartum and infant care specialist, a childbirth educator and reiki practitioner. I also pull from my early childhood education background to provide my clients with as much information as they desire. If I don’t know the answer, I will help you find it.
I have just recently come back to doula work after my second child was born. For my second birth, I hired an amazing doula and I finally got to experience what having a doula is like on a personal level. I couldn’t wait to start working again! So if you are in the market for a doula, I would love to talk about being there to support you and your family.