Hi! I'm Maggie, a birth doula, birth photographer & graphic designer. I live in the Kansas City area with my husband, two young children and dogs. I'm very passionate about all things birth and making sure that you not only have a more supported birth experience, but also the memories to last a lifetime! I also love to incorporate aromatherapy into the birth-space. I will bring multiple essential oils that can be incorporated into your birth experience, catering to your individual needs! Essential oils can help with emotional grounding, confidence, energy, & progressing labor. Plus, I'll provide you with an oil in late pregnancy to help prepare your body.
The doula I had at my child's birth inspired me to become a doula myself. I was overwhelmed by the amount of support and comfort she provided that I went on to attain my doula training few years later. Every birth looks different, and I believe that every birth deserves more support, no matter what kind of birth you have to have or end up having. Support comes in physical, mental & emotional ways for the birthing person as well as her partner. This is a big day for your partner as well, and they deserve to be present for it too. It is my job to have the laboring mother and her partner feel supported, comfortable, and confident.
Preparing for birth can be so important – mentally & physically! I am Spinning Babies trained and feel its a great resource for preparing your body and helping to best position your baby!
3 things you might not know about me:
1. I am level 1 reiki certified & my daughter and great dane love when I practice on them!
2. I have taken a level 1 prenatal yoga teacher training. While I haven't actually taught much prenatal yoga, it frequently surfaces in my job as a doula & I practice yoga all of the time!
3. I was always scared of blood and needles and would always faint in doctor's offices as a child!