“You are a birth servant. Do good without show or fuss. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, they will rightly say: ‘We did it ourselves!'”
– Tao Te Ching
I believe that a positive birth year is every family's right - that when abundant information and continuous emotional support are made available, birth can be a touchstone moment, a true rite of passage that empowers the birthing person and can reverberate positively in their life and in their family culture far into the future and past.
No matter how or where you prefer to give birth, my goal is to aid you in exercising agency over your body, to hold space for and protect your experience of labor and birth, and to witness and help you to remember your strength and sacrifice when that experience has passed.