The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves". Doula now refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
Michelle has found in her own practice, that having continuous labor support benefits not only the mother/baby, but the partner as well.
Birth Doula Care
Certified in 2003, Michelle is one of the Triangle's Leading Professional Birth Doulas. She has logged over 4,000 hours of one-on-one labor support and has attended 600+ births, specializing in pregnancy education, normalizing birth, newborn needs, breastfeeding, and holistic care.
The majority of Michelle's knowledge and skills have come from many years of observing and caring for both the mothers and their partners throughout the birth process. Every woman will give birth in her own unique way, which is why supporting birth can't solely come from a method, manual, or book.
Michelle is also part of the Triangle Doula Collective as a support and back-up system - TDC is the most experienced doula group in the Triangle area with over 70 years of combined experience.
2019 UNC OR Certified Birth Doula
Maintaining Normalcy In Childbirth Today
The Rebozo connection for Childhood Professionals
High Risk Obstetrics
Breastfeeding Alliance Conferences
Breastfeeding - New Strategies For Improved Outcomes
Michelle's Personal Philosophy
"I believe a birthing woman should be cared for as an individual. She, and her partner, should take part in making informed decisions along with their care providers about the mother/baby's health. As a doula, my goal is to prep my clients and give them the skills, confidence and real time support so they can move towards a healthy and rewarding birth." Michelle
Michelle's Birth Doula Services Include:
Email & Phone Resource
2 In-home Visits
24hr On-call Service
Back-up Doula Service
Continuous Labor Support
Snapshots of Family/Baby
Birth Doula Care | $1075
Private Childbirth Classes - $400
Additional Prenatal/Postpartum Visits |$75ea
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