Birth By Design Doula Services offers over 6 years of doula experience. As a doula, I spent one year birth assisting with a homebirth midwife and have taught three years of childbirth education classes. My services include home births, birth center births and hospital births in Rapid City, Spearfish and Gillette. I also teach private and semi-private New Parent Classes and Childbirth Education Classes in each location.
It is a joy teaching and helping parents prepare for birth and parenthood. I have a great passion for women at this time in their lives as birth experiences stay with you for life. They are talked about through the years. They can be empowering, exciting and yet vulnerable. Birth does not have to be a scary or a bad experience. We can change the stigma of birth one experience at a time. When you have the support and education you need, you are more likely to have a positive birth experience. Doulas do not take the place of your other support people, they add to those involved in that team. Doula support helps dad be more involved and gives him the confidence to be the support that he needs and wants to be.
Birth By Design Doula Services’ goal is to support families one birth at a time, and, in doing so I hope to help you see birth as the most wonderful bonding experience in your life.