I’ll be adding this information to my resource page, but wanted to “spotlight” my dear friend here! I met Lisa at our children’s school and she has been a source of encouragement and love. I adore her and hopefully you can be blessed by her as well!
Lisa is a mama, body-centered psychotherapist, mindfulness and yoga teacher, and writer. She and her husband, Brian, created the Barefoot Barn and are all about inspiring delight, compassion, and connection in our everyday lives through therapy, mindful coaching, workshops and retreats. Lisa creates soulful greeting cards and wood crafts. You can find her blogging at Gems of Delight. Lisa is also the wellness counselor for faculty and staff at Georgetown University.
This past week has been a whirlwind of doula activity! Two of my beautiful mamas went naturally into labor! Yay mamas!
Mama number two went into labor just an hour or so before her scheduled induction on Thursday! She went fast and furious into one minute apart contractions. After almost 30 hours beautiful baby P was brought into the world! Go warrrior mama!
Mama number three went into labor on Friday-ish. She had been having contractions on and off for weeks, and finally on Saturday we knew it was for real! She headed to the hospital and after around 5 hours baby R was born!
What a blessing to be able to attend such beautiful experiences.
This touched my heart so much. Being my first birth, being a huge step in my life, just wow. So touching. Thank you, Faye, for letting me share this.
My name is Faye and My daughther’s name is Rachel. Echo was my daughters doula last Monday and it was a wonderful experience. I must admit that I wasn’t sure if I wanted someone else helping out my daughter since I was there to be her coach. It’s been 7 yrs since seeing Alyssa being born and things were different this time . Maybe it’s because I’m going through Menopause but I didn’t have the stamina that I knew Rachel needed me to have .Echo helped me to help Rachel by showing and telling her things she could do to make labor more bearable. As the labor progressed I soon found myself being able to depend on Echo and didn’t have to feel like I was letting my daughter down. The encouragement she gave Rachel showed me that you don’t have to be a relative to someone to helpful, and her knowledge made me feel that it was ok for her to be there. She never left my daughters side and I will always cherish this experience forever. I’m very grateful for Echo she had only met my daughter once but it was as if she knew exactly what to do and how to calm Rachel, and me sometimes also.:) And made this whole experience better than I could have done on my own. Thank you Echo from the bottom of my heart !! Faye
I just wanted to share a little bit (with permission) about my first birth. I was nervous, of course! But once there, it was just so seamless. This was a wonderful first birth to attend. Mama was being induced due to low fluid, however we were determined to make it a more natural induction. Mama made her own decisions, asked for time to discuss and research, and moved through labor like a seasoned professional 😉 She labored much of the time out of the bed, moving her baby downward and out. She was determined to go pain medication free, and after hours of labor made it! She was truly an inspiration and it was such a blessing to be there with her!
Thank you Rachel for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful and special time in you and Keith’s lives!
I’m so excited to write this! I had my first since officially starting my training! I’m feeling super blessed that I was able to be a part of it. I’m so glad I had that “aha! this is what you are supposed to be doing” feeling… It’s unlike anything else. Seeing a baby being born, also like nothing else. I think that seeing a baby born is about the closest we get in this lifetime to seeing God… it’s just this amazing, breath taking, magical moment.