Photo Credit: Katy Daixon Photography
Certified Birth Doula (DONA International)
Bachelor of Arts Peace Studies, Communication Studies & Spanish (University of WI-LaCrosse)
Mother/Baby Group Leader
Spinning Babies® Trained
“Bringing new life into this world can be an empowering, beautiful experience, and it is my mission to help each family have a birth that they can look back on with pride, joy, and peace. Every labor is different, and many are full of unexpected twists and turns. Leading up to the due date, I work hard to develop a deep sense of understanding surrounding the needs, fears, desires, and wishes of each individual client and their support team. Prenatal visits allow me the opportunity to form a trusting friendship and bond that becomes so important during your labor. When a mother feels supported, understood, and in control, she is able to relax and focus her energy on bringing her sweet baby into her arms.
As a doula, I understand that the wishes and desires of my clients vary drastically. I am completely supportive of each mother’s individual birth preferences and pass no judgement on your plans. I feel that all births, from unmedicated hombirths to planned C-Sections, are beautiful and meaningful experiences for those involved. No matter how each labor unfolds, I find a way to be supportive both physically and emotionally.
I first fell in love with the wonder of birth at the age of 16, after acting as a support person for my mom. Watching my baby sister enter the world was an unforgettable day, especially after witnessing the incredible power, strength, patience, and perseverance that my mom displayed during labor. I knew that somehow, someday, I would work my way into the birthing world. It wasn’t until I was preparing for the birth of my own child that I learned about doulas and the incredible support that they can offer to laboring women. On the day my daughter was born I was grateful for the presence of my doula, who helped guide my husband and me through the ups and downs of labor. After that day I knew that being a doula was the right path for me! I love watching each mother achieve something that seems so impossible and is so miraculous- birth!" -Emily K