I was recently interview by Voyage LA about being a Postpartum Doula, how I got started and where I am today...Click the link and check it out! Shout out to all of my fellow Postpartum Doula's and Birth Workers!
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❤︎ I promise to never dull your curiosity because of my own fears. I promise to let you explore all
boundaries even if it pushes mine. I promise to do my best even on days when it doesn’t feel like I can give you my best. I promise to let you express yourself at every stage, even if that means learning a deeper sense of patience for myself. I promise to not let my scars effect your current and future self. I promise to let you feel your emotions + process them. I promise to listen when you need to talk. I promise to give you space. I promise to give you advice if that’s what you ask for. I promise to help when you need it and stand back when it’s a lesson you need to learn on your own. I promise to say sorry if I’m wrong. I promise to let you soar to boundaries beyond the imagination. I promise to do my best to teach you compassion • kindness • love + respect. I promise to help guide you into learning and understanding responsibility for yourself and your actions. I promise to provide for you. I promise to do my best to help you grow into a person who gives to others • understands his privilege and uses that to speak out + standup for injustices to others + this planet. I promise to always unconditionally love you. I promise to lead with love, no matter what difficulties we will go through. I promise to always be there ❤︎
Kenzo + Mama 10.18.19
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Pregnancy, Birth & postpartum...3 things that NEED to be
supported and respected. Yet are so often not by hospitals and their providers. I was recently approached by a company in NYC asking if I’d like to partner with @providencecalifornia to help educate pregnant people on the most important questions to ask their medical care provider...as a PP Doula & new mother, of course, I was 100% into doing this!
I was somewhat shocked - a hospital encouraging pregnant people to be in charge of their birth, be educated on their choices and respected!
Yes, sign me up! https://www.instagram.com/p/B4LqMldhPh1/?igshid=6v3mllpefk3p
After more discussion, I agreed to join forces and be a part of their mission. I also asked if fellow PP Doula @loveofalittleone could join me on this and they agreed.
Over the course of the next few months, Lauren and I will be sharing the top questions to ask your medical care provider for pregnancy, birth & postpartum to help you feel empowered and supported, visiting providence hospital to speak with pregnant people, and engaging with our followers to answer any questions and holding a IG LIVE! We will keep all posts and stories in our highlights for you to be able to reference and save!
I can’t tell you the # of times ppl have asked me, how do I know where to find a medical care provider who respects my choices. It’s easy, ASK as many questions as possible until you find one who supports & respects your vision for those 3 experiences...now you may be asking yourself - but what questions should I ask.
Providence is working on encouraging and helping birthing people to take control of their birthing experience & have the education necessary to do so.
I support the freedom to CHOOSE the birth you desire.
I support hospitals who support and encourage you to be respected and supported by your medical care provider.
I support hospitals being pro education and respectful of birthing people.
Isupport doctors and nurses LISTENING and respecting their clients wishes.
I support EDUCATION.
Stay tuned, thursday @loveofalittleone and myself will post our first round of questions to ask during pregnancy.
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