“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.”
-Ina May Gaskin
Hillary was introduced to the world of birth workers in 2016, and her heart was immediately captured. She has always had a passion for serving others and, as she found out more about the services of doulas, she knew this was the perfect avenue to continue loving and serving those around her. She began meeting with and shadowing experienced doulas in the area, and her passion grew. When she was given the opportunity to attend her first birth, she fell in love with the experience and knew there was no going back! Hillary has embraced doula work and loves coming alongside women during their pregnancy and labor, to encourage, comfort, and empower them.
I believe that women have the power and choice to make their birth experience whatever they want it to be. By coupling their desire with planning and education, they are able to enter labor empowered. Birth is not a one-size-fits-all event, and it is important for each woman and her partner to have the tools they need to create their desired experience. As a doula, I work with the mother and her partner to give them these tools during both pregnancy and birth, and to nurture them through the experience in its entirety.