As a doula, one of my biggest responsibilities to my client is advocacy. I have to make sure that my clients have a clear picture of their options in any given scenario, and that the decisions that they are making about their health care are educated and reflect their hopes and beliefs about birth. I believe that there are no right answers in life, especially when it comes to how we birth our babies.
When I haphazardly stumbled into the world of doulas after the birth of my second daughter, I knew I had found who I was. I KNEW what I wanted to be, WHO I wanted to be. I received confirmation when my best friend and husband said, ‘This is who you are! Go do it!’. And, like a flash, I was a doula.
Owner, Robin Selvera, is a birth doula and baby expert who sees knowledge as the key to confident decision making when planning for your birth and parenthood. Our doulas have the ability to provide comfort with pain relief techniques including breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, massage, acupressure and labor positions. Doulas also encourage participation from the partner and help offer reassurance. The goal of the doula is to help mother experience a positive and safe birth whether unmedicated, medicated, induction or cesarean birth.
Each of our doulas are also certified Hypnodoulas for both Hypnobabies and hypnobirthing clients.
Exceptional care shouldn’t end at your birth, either. Our postpartum doulas and night nannies are ready to assist you at all times. Their experience and expertise mean that they understand the value in ensuring you receive a good night’s rest, can keep everything running smoothly while you practice self care, and still offer unbiased advice on anything you need to know about taking care of a new baby.
Baby’s Best Start
As a member of ICEA and DONA since 2009, she has been able to bring this commitment full circle by supporting mothers in labor as a Birth Doula. She finds great joy in partnering with others in the community to advocate for natural birth initiatives and believes all women can achieve success in natural childbirth and breastfeeding with love and support.
Catrice’s work currently includes supporting families as a Community Educator at a local Houston hospital. Contact Catrice here.
A Sacred Journey Midwifery Services is located in Tomball, Texas providing care for women and families during the most precious time in their lives. A Sacred Journey Midwifery Services is owned and operated by Shannon Stellhorn, CPM LM