Were you aware that one of our doulas, Alex hosts blessingway ceremonies and rents birth pools? Alex is partnered with Nashville Birth & Babies providing her doula, birth pool rental and blessingways services. Alex's doula passion was inspired with her son's birth in 2012.
From her Facebook page, "When I decided to conceive I realized that there was a troubling amount of information about birth, and that I had to wade through it in order to know what was best for me and my baby. It took me and my husband a year and a half to conceive, and during that long 18 months, I researched and learned incredible amounts of information. When I found out I was pregnant, I was overjoyed to put that knowledge to the test, to find out what kind of "birther" I wanted to be.
I labored and gave birth completely naturally to my son in July of 2012. After it was all said and done I realized my journey with birth was not over. I have a passion for all things birth. Helping women through pregnancy and birth is like a dream job for me. As a doula I have the chance to help women have the birth experience THEY want. And I love every minute.
I believe birth is a natural function of the female body, not a medical emergency. Women know instinctively how to birth. And if surrounded by people who believe in them they are able to have a fantastic experience. Women have the right to ALL the information; not just home birth info, not just info from the American Medical Association. I am currently in the process of certifying with DONA International.
If you are looking for an advocate, friend, guide, and passionate professional, I'm the doula for you. Let me help you on your journey into motherhood, whether it's your first baby or your eleventh."
What is a blessing way?
On her Facebook page this week she stated, "I did a beautiful Mother's Blessingway last night for a mother that will be meeting her son any day. Tears were shed, hearts were opened, a beautiful circle was created. Hoorah for supportive women!" I have had friends gather around me to celebrate my pregnancy and birth, instead of the normal baby showers that occur most of the time. I loved that time with my friends, it is so valuable to have women supporting your desires, supporting you through a time that is wrought with emotions, fears and hope for something great.