birth doula services and support
Nearly four years ago, I was living in Israel and traveling in the Middle East. While there, I noticed that at all of the tourist, home decor, and jewelry shops there were always things in the shape of a pomegranate or artwork depicting a pomegranate. I didn't think twice about it until right before I moved back to America and I decided that I would figure out why the pomegranate was such a prominent symbol throughout the region.
After some research and talking with several different people, I discovered that the pomegranate symbolized several different things and was a shared symbol throughout many different religions and world cultures. Most prominently, the pomegranate symbolizes fertility, prosperity, abundance, knowledge, and wisdom. Many cultures believe the pomegranate to be the fruit that was growing on the tree of knowledge of good and evil found in the ancient story of Adam & Eve. The many seeds inside the pomegranate represent the ability for Adam & Eve to have children and the wealth of knowledge gained after they ate of the fruit.
In considering a name for my business, the symbolism of the pomegranate kept coming into my mind over and over again. The pomegranate serves as a reminder that the carrying and birth of a child is a miraculous event that brings abundance, joy, knowledge, and wisdom into our lives as individuals are transformed into parents. The process of giving birth to your child should be an empowering, positive, and life-changing event. My purpose as a trained birth doula is to help you and your partner realize and experience the birth of your dreams.
Hi there! My name is Savannah and I am a DONA International trained birth doula currently working on certification. I grew up in a large family of mostly boys and have always had a love for kids and a fascination with pregnancy and birth. As a single and childless gal, it wasn't until my sister-in-law introduced me to the concept of a doula that I finally moved out of my bubble of secretly loving pregnancy and birth and took a swan dive into the world of all things birth related.
It has been an incredible journey to learn about the miracle of pregnancy and birth. I am honored to be a woman and honored to work with women and their partners. Helping people is my passion and empowering parents to have a positive and life-changing birth experience is what I do as a doula.
My hobbies include living, traveling, and learning abroad; studying a multitude of cultures and religions; and finding any way to help spread self love and respect for all humans on this earth.
Please take the time to learn more on my website about the ways that I can help you and your partner along this journey of yours. I can't wait to meet you!
what does a doula do?
doula: a Greek word meaning a woman who serves
Let's get together and make a plan! What are you excited or nervous about? What goals and dreams do you have? What burning questions keep you up at night? Don't know where to begin with everything? I can help you with that.
Looking for someone to help support and guide you through birth? Unlike doctors, nurses, or even midwives, the sole purpose of a doula is to be by your side through the entire birthing process and to offer emotional, physical, and educational support to make your birth experience a positive one.
Do you want the peace of mind that someone will stop by to check on you and baby and help make sure that there is food in the fridge and a clean house? All you'll need to focus on is yourself and your sweet baby.
"Birth takes a woman's deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them."
RESEARCH ON DOULAS:
Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:
28% less likely to have a cesarean section
31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor (Pitocin)
9% less likely to use any pain medication
34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively
For more information regarding research and the role of doulas in maternity care, please read the document below.