I know that preparing for labor and giving birth is a personal and intimate experience. In addition to personally giving birth naturally eight times, I have assisted hundreds of women as a midwife and doula. My own experiences in childbirth challenged me personally and gave me a deeper appreciation for the inherent strength of women and the natural birth experience for the baby. Childbirth served to be an awakening experience for me in which I realized the need for women to be supported through this stage of life. It became my passion to serve other women throughout their childbearing year - that they, too, might discover her inherent strength and welcome her child in the gentlest way possible.