What we're about
DOULA IS DEFINED AS: "A PERSON TRAINED TO PROVDE ADVICE, INFORMATION, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, AND PHYSICAL COMFORT TO A MOTHER BEFORE, DURING, AND JUST AFTER CHILDBIRTH"--www.merriam-webster.com. I ADD-- PREGNANCY CHANGES LIFE, A DOULA SPIRIT IS NEEDED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE. DOULAS--BIRTH COACH --- LIFE COACH-- MENTOR-- FRIEND.
Within this group are auxiliary groups to "doula" you as needed:
"MOM"ents -- A mom's support group. First time moms, many times mom, moms in spirit, women gathering to listen and support. Meets: First Sunday of each month, with playgroup opportunities throughout the month.
MARY'S HEART: Grief support. Support for miscarriages, infant loss, stillbirth. Support to face and embrace a new life (pregnancy, adoption). Bringing Validation to YOUR Child. MEETS: First Saturday of each month for mass, a walk on the beach, and chit chat coffee/tea.
ANGELS IN OUR HEARTS (AIOH)-- A Women's Mentoring Group. Embracing women at their crossroads by establishing relationships built on TRUST, GUIDANCE, and SUPPORT.
TO FULLY RESPECT THE INDIVIDUAL -- NO JUDGEMENT -- ONLY ACCEPTANCE.
ALSO FOR PROFESSIONAL DOULAS OR THOSE INTERESTED IN BECOMING DOULAS:
THE LADY LABOURS -- Meeting to help your doula business grow. Finding opportunities throughout the community to connect you with clients. I'm looking for women that will think out of the box for ways to touch the many women who need YOU and don't even know how much they need YOU.
I am a trained doula, having received my formal training through Stillbirthday University. As a trained doula, I am able to offer a wealth of advise and information, however, as a mother/grandmother/foster/adoptive mom, I can offer real life, practical, truthful, yet emotional aware support, especially when facing birth fears--"what is birth like?", fear from previous losses, high anxiety, or just nerves.
The group is focused on supporting a mother/family during all phases, therefore, I will offer opportunities to grow in the each life stage. Beginning from the moment a women finds out she is pregnant, learning how to be a wife, and mother, and as the child grows from baby, toddler, child, teen, and adult. A new life changes your life, support is here. It is my hope that the group will serve all mothers, fathers, basically families in welcoming the changes in their lives. It is my desire to learn from you. I would love to listen to you and see what I can offer you.
If you are a new expectant mommy, or a mommy continuing in the gift of life, and have concerns or fears, please come. If you a mom who had a miscarriage or previous difficulties before, during, or after birth, please come. If you are a mommy who just brought home your newborn, in whatever circumstance and just need someone to talk to, please come. I am here for you. NO WORRIES, JUST PRAYERS!
I hope you will come to the meetups to just talk.
You are amazing! I can't wait to meet you.
May Our Sorrowful Mother hold you close as you prepare to embrace your journey, whatever it may be.