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Prenatal Preparation and Birth Support

Designed to Honor The Birth You Envision

Offering In-Person and Virtual Services

 
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'Wherever and however you choose to give birth, your experience will impact your mind, your body, and your spirit...for the rest of your life'                       


Ina May Gaskin

 

The journey to motherhood is powerful and transformative. Within every woman lies the innate wisdom, strength, and determination she needs to give birth.


​My role as a doula is to support, prepare and help guide you toward your birth goals, in ways that are most meaningful and important to YOU! This can only result in a more empowering, positive outcome for you, baby and partner! 

A doula supported birth starts long before labor begins. It's in the shared planning and preparation during pregnancy, the exchange and flow of ideas and information, the trusted bond that is formed over time between doula and expectant parents. It's knowing you'll have access to resources and evidence based information to help you feel confident as you make important decisions. It's bringing your partner fully in and helping them to feel prepared, involved, and vital to your birth experience. It's having a caring professional in your corner, passionately supporting your decisions and desires, believing in you, every step along the way.

It would be my honor to share this amazing journey with you!

 

Kim Potvin, CD(DONA)

I trained and certified as a Birth Doula through DONA international, and have continued my education and training to include:


DONA Certified Childbirth Education 

Advanced Mind-Body Skills Training: Coping, Resiliency, Mindful Relaxation

Lactation Specialist Training

Rebozo and Acupressure

Spinning Babies

Comforting Touch/Massage For Birth

I attend home, birth center and hospital births, and am proud to support LGBTQ families and clients from all cultures and communities. I provide respectful and personalized care for every growing family!

 

Why Hire A Doula?

The presence and care of a birth doula can have a profound impact on a woman's birth experience! Research and studies have shown that having the support of a birth doula often results in:

Fewer medical complications /interventions

Decreased need for pain medication

Decreased need for synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor

Reduced cesarean rates

Lower anxiety, stress, and pain (for partner too!)

Increased satisfaction with overall birth experience

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Doulas & Partners Working Together

Having the support of a birth doula does not replace or diminish your partners role! Partners often have significant fears and anxieties surrounding birth giving. In prenatal visits we have the opportunity to address those concerns, and to learn and practice comfort measures that your partner can offer, at their level of comfort, during labor.


Many partners are able to touch, hold, and assist with more confidence when they have the guidance, calming influence and caring support of a doula!

 

Let's Connect! To schedule a complimentary meeting please call 805-305-0885 or click on the button below and complete the form

 

Kim Potvin, CD(DONA)

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