Hi! My name is Emily Workman. Thanks for visiting to learn more about me and the services I offer. I hope we have the opportunity to meet soon!
I am a birth doula trained by DONA International and am passionate about providing support to women and their families from all walks of life. I recognize that there is a beautiful diversity amongst pregnant women, each with different hopes, expectations, and belief systems surrounding pregnancy and birth. I fervently believe that every woman, no matter if she has an un-medicated birth or a caesarean, at home or at a hospital, can benefit from the encouraging, comforting and knowledgeable support that a doula offers.
To learn more about me, click below.
Why Hire a Doula?
“The doula fills a [critical] gap in maternity care”
- Penny Simkin
A birth doula is someone experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth. The goal of a birth doula is to help the mother experience a positive and safe birth, whether an un-medicated or cesarean, at home or in a hospital.
With the continuous presence of a birth doula, laboring mothers experience:
More positive childbirth experience, even when labors are long or complicated
More positive birth outcomes
Fewer birth complications involving themselves or their baby
More successful initiation of breastfeeding
Reduced use of pitocin
Reduced need for pain medications
Reduced requests for epidurals
Reduced chances of c-section
45min birth preference review call
Unlimited phone support
On-call from 37-42 weeks
Home & hospital labor support