The birth of your baby will stay with you throughout your lifetime, and I believe every pregnant woman should have the support and knowledge they need to have the best birth experience possible. As your doula I will do my best to prepare you for labor and birth so that you can look back on the birth with feelings of accomplishment and empowerment.
I will help you to prepare for labor, by educating you and your partner on comfort techniques, massage, breathing techniques and educate you on interventions that may come up. I will also help you prepare for the emotional changes that can occur during labor, and how to effectively communicate with your
provider/hospital staff so you can make informed decisions regarding your labor and delivery. I have experience with hospital, homebirth, birth center and VBAC births.
My passion for birth has been with me since a young age, watching birth stories and reading birth blogs became a regular thing when I was pregnant with my first baby. The passion I have for all things birth related grew even more after the birth of my first baby, that’s when I decided I wanted to be a doula. When the time was finally right for my family and I, I trained with DONA international in 2020 at Portland Doula Love and joined a six-month intensive mentorship through them as well. I have also attended a Spinning Babies workshop and use and recommend Spinning Babies to all of my clients. I was born and raised in the California desert, and have been living in Vancouver, WA for seven years with my husband and three kids. We are a Christian family and we enjoy all the outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and taking our inflatable boat on the lake for hours while the kids swim. I also enjoy going to concerts, cross stitching, reading, gardening and going to comedy shows with my husband.
Read what these families have to say about their experience with our lovely doulas.
"I'm so grateful for Lizzy. Thanks to her, my birth experience was a positive one. Growing up I feared the pain associated with childbirth, but Lizzy prepared me in a such a way that I looked forward to the experience. I can honestly say that I had fun birthing my first child because of Lizzy's doula services. Lizzy always had a bright and happy attitude, brought tons of material to our prenatal meetings, and she was right by my side in the delivery room when my daughter arrived 4 weeks early. Her easy-going demeanor really helped me feel comfortable discussing my pregnancy, and she even helped my husband feel at ease as he became a father. If you want a doula who is genuinely excited about childbirth, knowledgeable, non-judgemental, kind, dependable with a comforting presence, I couldn't recommend Lizzy enough!" - Birth Client
"I hired Lizzy late into my pregnancy, around 35 weeks, and instantly felt so comfortable with her. She has such a happy personality and warm smile. She was made for doula work! Before my labor, she gave me resources for my labor and postpartum. The postpartum resources were especially helpful, because I was very nervous of being a mom of two and needed all the help I could get when it came to navigating that new chapter of my life! With every worry and concern, she listened and waited to give advice until I asked. She was empathetic and understanding. I was very particular in the type of support I wanted because my first birth was traumatic. She treated my birth as sacred, which it was. She did exactly what I asked during my labor and was very intuitive. I needed a lot of counter pressure and she never gave up on that! After birthing my sweet boy, he needed some resuscitation. I was overwhelmed when that happened, but Lizzy reassured me that he would be fine and that everything was ok. That meant the world to me. After my birth, she cleaned up (it was a home birth) and made sure I was comfortable and fed. She was the perfect doula to bring on my birth team. Its amazing what happens when you have supportive people in your birth space - you feel connected for life. I am so grateful that I had Lizzy in my sacred space and that we are connected for life! If you’re wondering if you should hire her… DO IT. You won’t regret it!" - Birth Client
"With Covid and the uncertainty of the world, I wasn't sure it made sense to hire a doula for my second birth, given it wasn't my first time. However, from the first conversation I had with Lizzy I knew it was a good choice. She was very knowledgeable about all things pregnancy, labor and birth and was brimming with resources customized for my needs. I felt her preparation throughout my third trimester was more comprehensive and thorough than the experience I'd had with my first baby. I had no doubts I'd be supported along the way. Lizzy was always happy to text with me with my random thoughts and questions. When it came to my labor and birth, Lizzy arrived ready to go at my induction and jumped right in with the perfect supports including candles for the bathroom and strong hip squeezes. She was great to assist my husband and I in talking through each decision and there to support us as my labor took a different course than expected. No birthing person should be without a doula, no matter how they choose to bring their baby into the world, and Lizzy is an excellent choice. We are so thankful for her services!" - Birth Client