gemma mrizo | Doula in training
Congratulations on this amazing journey! I’m so excited for you and applaud you on researching Doulas for your upcoming labor.
This journey is a personal one to me. I had a Doula at all three of my births and I was blown away at how necessary she was each and every time. I leaned on her in different ways for my first vs. my third but I couldn’t have imagined laboring without both she and my husband by my side. My first birth had plenty of unwanted interventions and some not so fabulous turns and my doula never left my side, never judged me when I called for the epidural and most importantly, helped me navigate the medical system so that I would come out feeling victorious. I went on to birth two more babies, without the epidural, and each labor was unique with it’s lessons of power and surrender. All three births left me feeling in awe of my own strength and I’m now driven to help all women find their inner Wonder Woman.
Since becoming pregnant in 2009, I have been educating myself on all things birth. I have been trained by a DONA certified instructor on labor support, pain management, birth and breast feeding and am in the final stages of the certification process. I’m also currently working towards becoming a licensed IBCLC and hope to achieve that goal in 2020.
It's not about what interventions you want or don't want. It isn't about home birth or hospital birth. It's about being an educated and active participant in your birth experience so that your voice can be heard. As a Doula, I am there to educate, support and honor your choices without judgement. It is my goal to help you feel empowered, so that you feel confident in speaking your truth. You deserve this.
I would be honored to be part of this transformation. This is the day a mama is born.