DONA Trained Birth Doula
I am a firm advocate for "high touch over high tech", and approach labor with a hands on, heart open attitude. My own personal experience has made me very empathetic to fertility struggles; sometimes the hard work of becoming a mother begins years before you ever take a pregnancy test. There are many paths to creating the family of your dreams; I'm happy to work with all expectant parents, including those who are transitioning.
Apart from birth work, I'm a professional Bellydancer, and do find this skill to be very applicable to labor. Bellydance is an ancient art that was created to strengthen (and distract) during childbirth. I offer dance training to my clients in preparation for your big day. I would love to support you through the "oy's and joy's" of birth.