Beloved Birth Stories
About Amanda Crispin
"There is a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." ~Laura Stavoe Harm
I fell in love with all things birth when I became pregnant with my first son in 2010. I realized that the cultural norms of fearing birth was not the route I wanted to take. I wanted to trust that my body would labor and birth my baby and that I could go along with it with no interventions.
I also hired a doula to help support me in these decisions. After my 12 1/2 hours of labor, I realized having my doula was one of the best decisions I made because she knew just what to do to support both my husband and I. After a successful vaginal birth with no interventions, I felt empowered and also grateful for my support team that encouraged me every step of the way. This is when I realized that every woman deserves a support team because I don't think I would have had the same outcomes without them.
Over the years I have become passionate about supporting women and their families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This is because I believe that birth is beautiful and that every family deserves to experience the fullness of that. I don't want women to be defeated before they even start the journey or be so influenced by the negative culture surrounding birth. With education and support, I believe that every woman can truly embrace their birth story. Not because everything went according to plan, but because they were respected, cared for and given the time and space to make informed decisions about their birth.
I am now blessed with four sons and love to share my passion and experience with other women and their families. I consider it a privilege and joy to serve families and witness each miracle of life.
Labor & Delivery
Two appointments include education and exploration of birth options. Desires and fears will be discussed in depth to develop a birth plan. Partner can be included to discuss how we will work together as a team.
Ongoing communication in weeks leading up to birth to discuss signs and questions concerning labor. Continuous support throughout labor and delivery. This includes emotional, spiritual and physical support.
One appointment includes processing of birth to embrace every detail of the birth story. A story will be written so that all the details are remembered and can be shared. Support is translated by what is needed at that time such as house cleaning or baby care so mom can take care of herself.
Total Package Price = $700
$250 Due Upon Signing of Contract
$450 Due by 36th Week of Pregnancy
“I could not imagine my experience without the support of my doula. She was an overall calming presence that walked my husband and I through each stage. She was truly a gift to have with us.”
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