Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a Certified Elite Labor Doula who is also a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). I bring advanced skills in mental and emotional support along with physical support interventions and skills. Trained in Perinatal Grief & Loss and in Perinatal Mood Disorders, I am qualified to support families through the more difficult experiences in the perinatal period in addition to the joyful moments. Additionally, I am working on my certification for Postpartum & Infant Care as well as Childbirth Education. I look forward to providing a well-rounded array of services for my clients - a one-stop-shop for all the perinatal needs!
What led you to become a Doula?: In addition to my doula work, I also run the local Maternal Infant Health Program in my county where I provide support to pregnant persons and infants through the first year of life. This is an area of great passion for me. The perinatal period is such a unique time in one's life with many exciting and challenging components. I have a desire to walk alongside pregnant persons and their support people through each transition, regardless of if it is a first pregnancy, fifth pregnancy, or a pregnancy loss.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Bethany completely exceeded my expectations. She was exactly who we needed to support us as we brought our daughter into the world. We had the best birth experience & we cannot wait to invite Bethany back when we have baby number two!” – Gabrielle (Actual Client)
“Thank you so much!! You were an absolute blessing to have there with me. You kept me grounded and able to cope with everything, even when I hit my breaking points. I’m so grateful for the whole experience.” – Sarah (Actual Client)
“My anxiety & level of comfort completely shifted once Bethany arrived at the hospital. I made some different decisions for pain management/pushing than I had planned on & I felt so supported by Bethany when making these decisions & confident in listening to what my mind/body needed to enjoy the delivery of my baby. Bethany went above & beyond, surpassing my highest expectations having her as a part of our birth story.” – Grace (Actual Client)