" I am a strong believer in birthers, babies and the inherent wisdom and instinctual capabilities within all of us to give birth in the way that suits us best."
I really am. I believe in birth and I believe in support during birth. I also believe you know how best to birth your baby, whether it be via cesarean birth, vaginal birth, water birth, or fully medicated birth. You know how I know? Because we talk about it. That's right, part of my being a doula is offering unbias and evidence based educational support to you and your family (plus so much more). Here is one of my FAVORITE quotes:
Together with your partner (or support person), we will hold space for and support you in all the ways you need. We are your team and we are here for you. After all, this moment will be one you remember forever, let's make it perfect.
Hi, my name is Staci and I am Vermont native who moved to North Carolina in 2014. I am a proud partner to my incredibly supportive and understanding other half and mother of three children and one totally awesome pup, Loki. My passion for birth work began after the somewhat traumatic birth of my oldest in 2010. I left that birth with what I had believed to be empowerment but soon after, realized the empowerment I felt was based off of my consistently advocating for and defending myself in the birth space. I realized we shouldn't HAVE to fight for how we want to birth in order to feel a false sense of empowerment. Once I had this epiphany, I felt in my heart of hearts that I never wanted another birthing person to have to jump through hurdles to have the birth they desire. Now, I support all birthing people and their families through this journey called birth and I ABSOLUTELY respect and honor the process and the family. I finally went on to have two more completely healing water births and actually base the healing on becoming informed after my first birth. The well known quote "Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life," is my mantra. I love what I do, I love the people I meet, and I am humbled and honored to witness families being born or growing.
In 2010, after the birth of my oldest daughter, I signed up with DONA as a birth doula. Since then, I have constantly immersed myself in all things pregnancy and birth. Once I moved to North Carolina, I decided that I needed a more inclusive and comprehensive training and decided to train through Bebo Mia, a Canadian based doula training agency. Through them, I grew as a person and as a doula and truly feel as though I am able to provide COMPLETELY unbiased and evidence based care and research to each and every person and family I meet. At the same time, I trained and certified as a placenta specialist through IPPA, International Placenta and Postpartum Association. Recently, I became certified as a stillbirthday birth and bereavement doula offering bereavement services and support to those who experience a loss in any trimester of their pregnancy. Lastly (but not least), I am a trained Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula supporting families who choose hypnosis for childbirth.
Dona trained birth doula - 2010
Bebo Mia trained fertility, birth, and postpartum doula - 2017
IPPA certified placenta specialist - 2017
stillbirthday certified birth and bereavement doula - 2018
Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula, trained - 2018
Rebozo Certified with Gena Kirby - 2018
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep - 2019
GentleBirth Childbirth Educator - 2020
When I am not attending births or processing placentas, I enjoy being outside with my kids. We LOVE gardening, hiking, swimming and running barefoot. I adore sewing, crocheting and a good book when I have moments to myself. You may find me at local farmers markets as I love supporting local business. I am literally an open book, so if you ever have questions, I will be more than happy to chat with you!
To learn a bit more about services I offer and special training I have, please check out my DoulaMatch profile, HERE.
PEACE, LOVE, AND BABIES,