"Throughout the pregnancy and birth, Brooke’s emotional support encouraged me. She was with me every inch of the way, and when I felt I couldn’t do it anymore, Brooke, with a few words, helped me to connect with the baby. This connection allowed me to find my inner strength, and then my son was born. Brooke knew how to be a part of the ring of support without taking away my husband’s involvement, and my midwife and nurses loved her, which was so important in creating the right environment. Brooke was outstanding and exactly what we hoped for!"
– Ayelet & Sam, SW Portland
The term "doula" comes from the Greek word meaning "to serve" and is currently used to refer to a woman who is skilled in childbirth. A doula knows how to effectively support other women through the process of pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.
As a certified birth doula, my goal is to assist you and your family through the remarkable journey of labor and birth by offering ongoing emotional and physical support, providing useful information, advocating for your needs and desires, and suggesting labor techniques proven to reduce pain, fears, and medical interventions.
My prior training as a midwife and my current work as a counselor supply my doula practice with a unique level of care, knowledge, and expertise, which I hope to share with you and your family during the childbearing year.
Please explore this website to learn more about how my services can assist you and your family to have a more gratifying and empowered labor and birth experience.