Historically, women in labor are supported by a circle of caring women. As birth becomes increasingly medicalized, this important human connection is all but lost. Research shows that female labor support greatly improves birth outcomes. I have helped fifteen women give birth naturally. My role as a doula includes a prenatal visit, assistance with birth planning, support through your entire labor, including massage, relaxation support and other natural comfort measures helping you and your partner have an empowered birth, honoring the sacred nature of your experience.