"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear."
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Are you a first time mom or a seasoned expert? Either way, I'm sure you are looking for the best birth experience possible. For a first time mother, pregnancy can be a time filled with many questions and plenty of emotions. Even if you've done this before, you may still wonder "what will it be like this time?", What can I do to make this experience a little better"? I am here to ease your concerns and tell you that "you've got this"!
There are many pathways to birth, and it doesn't matter which pathway you choose, I will be happy to walk with you as far as you need. My childbirth classes will help you to explore the many pathways to birth, and provide you with alternative routes just in case the road becomes blocked. Clients have the opportunity to gain knowledge, empowerment and hands on techniques to get you through your labor marathon.
If you are looking for a guide to help support you through your labor and birth journey, it's almost never too late or too early to hire a doula! Studies show that women who receive continuous support from a doula, are more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births, less likely
to have pain medication, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, negative feelings about
childbirth, and their chances of having a cesarean were reduced! In
addition, their labors were shorter, Pitocin augmentation was used less, and their babies
were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth.
The studies also showed that the best results occurred when woman had continuous labor support from a doula– and not someone from the mother's social network, or someone provided by the hospital staff. --2012, Hodnett et al.
Quick Stats on Trisha’s Certifications and Training’s:
Self study and practiced as an independent doula from Jan 2000- to present
ALACE (now known as toLabor) Doula Training Workshop: August, 2007
Certified Childbirth Educator with Childbirth International - November, 2008
Doula Certification with Childbirth International - August, 2009
Happiest Baby on the Block Certification - November, 2009
Waterbirth Certification Workshop through Waterbirth International -Feb 20th, 2010
Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Training Workshop - February, 2010
Breastfeeding Counselor in training (with Childbirth International) as of Feb, 2010
Advanced Breastfeeding Workshop (May 1st, 2011)
Advanced Women’s Herbal and Aromatherapy Course with Birth Arts International -began course study September, 2011
Rebozo Workshop - August, 2013
TENS in Labor trainer for birth professionals - Nov, 2013
Birth Assistant in Training - as of March, 2014
NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) Certified- April, 2014
Acupressure for pregnancy, labor and postpartum training - April, 2014
Adult and Child CPR certification with the American Heart Association May, 2014