Meet the Doulas of Wise Birth Choices
Our GentleBirth classes will set you up for a positive birth by helping you ease your anxiety, get better at managing stress and ensure you are making informed decisions based on wisdom instead of fear. Our Best Baby Class instructors will prepare you for bringing home baby with the most extensive curriculum available. Our birth doulas are continually trained to employ physical comfort measures including acupressure, positioning, rebozo and aromatherapy. Our CLC staff will support your vision for feeding your baby with objective compassion. Our postpartum doulas will provide your family with the nurturing you need to transition successfully into parenthood.
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I look forward to building a level of trust & friendship with my clients so that they know they can come to me with any concern, question, or notion. I believe that the mind and body both need to be nurtured during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. I use many different techniques including rebozo, acupressure, meditation, & Reiki, but never overlook how helpful a good laugh or massage can be during birth.
My name is Anna Gourlay. While having 8 children ranging in age from 21 to 6, I understand the need for support while mothering a newborn and having a family. As your postpartum Doula, it will be my privilege to support you both physically and emotionally during the early postpartum period while you are adjusting to your family life with a newborn.
As your Doula I can help by relieving some of your daily tasks that may become stressful during your early postpartum period. You can benefit from support with breastfeeding, newborn care, sibling support, meal prep, and light house work while allowing you time to rest and heal.
My goal is to help you to become more confident in your abilities to nurture and support each other during this period of transition.
As your Birth doula, I can go over your questions and wishes, we will prepare and plan for what to do once labor starts, and I’ll show you how to utilize various tools and techniques to successfully labor at home or hospital. During labor I will continue to encourage and support you and your decisions.
As a sibling doula, I will care for your child(ren) while you are laboring as well as give ideas to prepare your older child(ren) for their new sibling.
As your postpartum doula, I will offer support to you and your family through the transition of a new baby, give you the time for self-care, help with meal prep, as well as provide no-cry sleep solutions.
My goal is to support the whole family.
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As a mother, a yoga teacher, energy healer and meditation teacher I will share my knowledge of labor, birth, and postpartum. But most importantly, I will listen to you. I want to understand who you are and what you need so that I can support you. Together we will arrange the pieces of the puzzle in order to manifest the birth you want. Birth is an elemental force that spirals through you, but by preparing as much as possible and then learning to let go and trust the process, you can truly say that you prepared and are ready for your child’s birth.
My name is Jessi Tully and I’m a mom of four girls. My enthusiasm for supporting your birth comes from my varied experiences with vaginal, cesarean, and VBAC births. My reward is to see other women walk away from birth feeling satisfied and empowered. My goal is to help you get the information you need to make the best decisions about your care, the physical support you want, and the emotional support that you and your partner deserve. I look forward to helping you realize your own inner strength, individually and as a team, as you bring your baby into the world.
In addition to my work as a birth doula, I will receive my certification as a lactation counselor in November 2018. I look forward to helping you create a successful breastfeeding relationship that fits your needs and desires.