"Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula. ...this resource is probably underutilized."
-ACOG statement on Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery
Private Birth Education
Labor and birth are intense, hard work and each is unique. If you are expecting your first child, or preparing to welcome your second or third, I will meet you where you are! Through my classes you will acquire the tools you need to work with your body and the process of giving birth, and you will leave class with the knowledge to make your own best choices at each point along the way. Learn how you can customize your birth education experience by browsing the site, or by contacting me.
Labor Support/ Doula Service
Continuous labor support has been shown to have great benefits including:
31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*
28% decrease in the risk of C-section*
12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*
*Click the icon above to see the citations for this evidence.
Amy's Birth Philosophy
Eden's Garden Birth embraces a holistic approach to childbirth. Birth is not just a normal biological process, but a feat of mental strength and a spiritual becoming. My classes increase confidence in the normal birth process by equipping you (and your partner), with the tools needed to communicate with your provider, work with your labor, manage your pain and minimize unnecessary intervention. As a doula, my goal is to provide you and your partner with continuous, compassionate, hands-on support before, during and after your labor.