Let me help you achieve your birthing goals. This is your baby, your body and your birth. -Angela
The birth of your child is one of the most momentous occasions of your life. You may even see it as your greatest accomplishment. For months, your body prepares your little one for entry into this world. And you prepare yourself by asking questions, reading books, taking classes, writing birth plans, organizing and rearranging your nest, and picking names. Many women will choose a doctor or a midwife, and a hospital to birth in. Birth centers and home births are also becoming common destinations for labor and delivery. And for good reason: Don’t you deserve to have the experience you want when you welcome your child into your arms? Regardless of the style of birth you choose, doulas are available to offer you the support you need and the resources to help you make informed decisions about your birth.
Angela Lowell is a DONA International-certified doula, meaning that she belongs to the oldest and most respected Doula Association in the world. She is also currently studying to become a midwife. Angela became a doula to help other women find their best birth by offering them a knowledgeable partner who provides physical and emotional support through pregnancy, labor, and birth and into the postpartum period. Angela seeks to provide informational support to her clients and assists with breastfeeding initiation.
For many women, their life partner will also be present during the birth of their child. As your doula, Angela serves as a liaison to communicate with you, your partner, or your medical team or midwife while addressing and caring for your comfort and your needs so that you and your partner are free to experience your labor and delivery without the fear and responsibility that often rests on the shoulders of new parents.
Angela also volunteers for Operation Special Delivery, an organization that connects doulas (free of charge) with women whose partners will not be able to attend the birth of their child due to deployment or other military-related reasons. Angela and other volunteer doulas provide comfort and support to women during a time when they need it most. For more information on this program, visit www.doulas.com or www.operationspecialdelivery.com.
Angela wants women to know that once a cesarean does not mean always a cesarean. You have choices. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is possible. Visit your local ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) chapter at http://ican-online.org/ and www.vbacfacts.com for more information.
Your Loving Birth on Facebook is a great place to find information related to pregnancy, birth, labor, breastfeeding and more. Angela hosts, providing links to informative studies and trends in the world of birth. You’ll also find interactive group conversations with participants sharing their experiences, advice, and answers to each other’s questions. Join Your Loving Birth on Facebook today.
Your Loving Birth Services are available in Helena, Montana and surrounding areas.
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