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“Asking your husband to be your sole guide through labor is like asking him to lead the way on a climb of Mt. Everest. He may be smart and trustworthy, you may love him, but in the Himalayas you’d both be a lot better off with a Sherpa!” - Pam England, Birthing From Within.
I don’t think we realize what it would be like for them, to feel responsible for leading their loved one through the ebb and flow of labor, the life altering moment of birth, with limited preparation.
If we equipped them with knowledge and tools, offered them and ourselves a guide (Sherpa if you will...) can you imagine the difference in everyone’s confidence level?
They would learn the right way to comfort through touch and sound. How to advocate for you and your baby. To protect your birth space and calm frame of mind. Knowledge of the labor and birth process, including what’s normal and what could be a cause for concern.
Hiring a Birth Doula and attending private-run Childbirth Education classes is an excellent way to set both you and your support partner up as an informed and confident birth!
If you want to find a Childbirth Educator and “Sherpa” of your own, check out your local Doula Association!
Hello, I am Amanda aka “Amanda the Doula” I am a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator with Amandala Doula Services.
My fiancé Jeff and I are parents to four wonderful children, Ivy, Mason, Lilah & Everly. We enjoy our time together, taking walks at the local parks, backyard soccer games, camping, road trips and family dinners.
I have had a love for all things pregnancy, birth and babies for most of my life! After my second baby was born my passion and knowledge for Doula work began. I took my birth Doula training through Dona International and my Childbirth Educators course through Bebo Mia. I have lovingly helped support hospital births and home births, vaginal births and cesarean section births, drug free and with epidurals, doctor and midwife supported births, first babies and fifth babies!
I have taught both private and small group Childbirth Education classes to wonderful, expectant families.
I would be so honoured to support you! Consultations are free, so let’s meet up for coffee/tea!Please contact me with any questions you might have or to set up a meeting.
“My mission is to unite confidence and beauty in birth by drawing out your inner strength!” – Amanda Fitzsimons
Amandala Doula Services (403)598-6577