“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.”— Marcie Macari
My belief is that every person deserves the opportunity to have their desired birth, and that they should have support through the entire process, no matter the circumstances. Whatever the vision, I believe we all need to educate ourselves about our bodies, about interventions and what they mean for comfort, mobility and health. Every parent should go into birth feeling empowered to bring a child into this world, knowing all of the options and understanding the depth of each option. I believe that proper support and education is imperative to experiencing positive growth in our culture and medical system, and I look forward to supporting you through your journey, in whatever way that may be…
If you are interested in working with me I would be happy to set up a free consultation. No obligation or pressure. My goal is for you to find the best doula for your family.
Where I Serve
I am located in Travelers Rest, SC, and I proudly serve Upstate South Carolina, from the Greater Greenville Area to Asheville, NC.
Greenville Memorial Hospital | Prisma Patewood | Greer Memorial Hospital | St. Francis Downtown | St. Francis Eastside | Baptist Easley Hospital | Mission Hospital (Asheville) | Spartanburg Regional Hospital
I serve home births in the Greater Greenville Area, as well as clients within a one hour radius of the Travelers Rest area. Doula services are available for mothers living in:
- Greater Greenville Area
- Easley, SC
- Pickens, SC
- Simpsonville, SC
- Landrum, SC
- Spartanburg, SC
- Flat Rock, NC
- Hendersonville, NC
- Brevard, NC
- Lower Asheville, NC
HOME BIRTH MIDWIVES
Please feel free to contact me if your hospital, birth center or area is not listed in my service area.
How I work:
I accompany birthing parents and their families throughout their pregnancy, labor, and the first few hours of postpartum bliss to assist in a safe, satisfying, and empowering birth experience. I provide evidence-based informational resources, physical comfort and emotional support to parents and their families by encouraging them to advocate for their ideal birth.
I support birthing parents who wish to have:
- Home Birth
- Hospital Birth
- Medicated Birth
- Planned Cesarean Birth
- Un-Medicated Birth
- Access to my lending library
- Resource sharing and prenatal/postpartum referrals
- Holistic support, including nutrition and exercise resources
- Unlimited email, text and phone support throughout your entire pregnancy
As a doula, I support you through all stages of pregnancy, and all outcomes including:
- Birth in any trimester, and in any outcome, including miscarriage and stillbirth
- Fertility complications
- NICU care
- “Rainbow” subsequent live birth
- Inconventional loss, which may include adoption or surrogacy
I am specifically trained and certifying as a bereavement doula through StillBirthday, which has given me the tools to provide proper support to families who are experiencing loss or a difficult diagnosis. I am here to help you every way I can, and I have the resources to support you in the best way possible.
I am currently working toward my Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certification (PPNE) through a comprehensive program by the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. Check out Bodhi Birth and Wellness on social media to follow me on this journey!
Acupressure for Birth
Beginning at 37 weeks gestation, when approved by your care provider, I provide separate in-home acupressure services to help prepare your body for labor. I use a doula-specific protocol designed by a licensed Acupuncterist to help prepare your body for a smoother transition into labor and birth. Each session is one hour.
For my doula clients who would like to utilize this service outside of our prenatal appointments, the fee is discounted.