I will draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and be a resource to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
I can provide reassurance and perspective to you, offer suggestions to help labor progress, and help with relaxation, positioning, and other techniques for comfort.
It is my passion that during your birth you feel loved, supported and heard. We will work together as a team to find out what it is that will help you feel that way.
There are many emotions that come with birth, As a Doula I am equip to "hold space" for you. That means I am a safe place to express your emotions, help you understand them without adding my own to the mix. I will listen as you share with me. I will not judge or be disappointed in the decisions you make. I am here to help you.
I am not a medical provider. I do not diagnose, perform clinical tasks, like vaginal exams or blood pressure checks, I do not offer medical advice.
I do not speak for you. I help encourage you to speak up and be heard by the medical staff/ your team.
Your birth is your choice. I will not push you to make any kind of decision. I support your decisions on how you want to birth this baby(s). This is your birth.
I do not take over the role of your partner. I can help him/her feel confident and informed, giving him/her ideas on how best to support you. Your birth partner knows you on a deeper level. I am here to help them help you as well. We are all a team. Your Team!
I received my StillBirthDay certification on March 4, 2019
I am Elizabeth Simons, a mama of 5. I have always wanted to be a part of the birth world. For the longest time I wanted to be an ultrasound technician. But life has a funny way of leading you right to where you are called to be.
My journey to becoming a Doula has been an adventure. There are many reasons I chose to specialize in not only “happy births” but also births with known NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) diagnoses and stillbirth outcomes.
My youngest son was born in 2016 with a known NICU diagnosis. I have such a heart to help families who are experiencing the joy of having a new baby and the unknown of what is to come.
Then, in 2018, our youngest daughter was born into heaven and that sparked my passion even more. All families, no matter the outcome, need support. Because every birth matters, every birthday can and should be celebrated. I can support families with care, love, compassion, and understanding.