A BIT ABOUT ME
Hi, my name is Zaire.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! As you enter this exciting time of life, I would feel honored to assist and support you and your partner through your journey.
Becoming a parent is one of life’s most transformative milestones. As a mother of two wonderful boys, I have experienced both the exhilaration and harrowing triumphs that can accompany two very different births. Despite delivering one of my son’s with meds and one without I wish I had known then what I know now.
As both a parent and an seasoned nurse, I understand how important it is to be supported in making the best decisions regarding you and your baby’s care. Each birth journey is unique and beautiful and I have a strong desire to support all birthing women. You deserve to walk away from your birth feeling confident that you made informed decisions for you and your family.
Having trained as a doula, lactation educator, and herbalist, I offer many relaxation and labor coping techniques for the birthing mother. I provide prenatal consultations, lactation education and birth/ postpartum doula services to those who will be delivering in area hospitals, birth centers, and at home.
My experiences have led me to see more clearly the richness of women empowering each other during birth. I will spend time preparing both you and your partner for the upcoming birth, educating on the procedures and medications used in hospital births, providing physical and emotional comfort, and coaching support persons to be more effective birth partners.
My goals as your Doula is to:
Assist and empower, rather than replace, your partner, in supporting you through each of the challenging stages of labor.
To provide you with non-judgmental, compassionate, emotional and physical support to empower you to have the birth you desire and deserve.
To work on your behalf, holding a sacred space for you as you learn, labor, birth and bond together as a new family.
I will be your advocate and provide you with evidence-based information to enable you to make informed decisions regarding this transitional time.
I believe strongly that knowledge is power and key to a successful pregnancy/birth, especially within the hospital environment.
Teaching a woman how her body works in labor, to trust her body’s wisdom and how to surrender fully to the process is a key goal. Essentially, replacing fear with knowledge and power.
I love working with lots of types of families including single parents, LGBTQ individuals and co-parenting families, adoption, surrogacy, and beyond! I offer a variety of service packages that meet the needs of any family in preparation for their birthing journey.
You deserve to walk away from your birth feeling confident that you made informed decisions for your family. Take that step today to achieve the birth experience you’re looking for!
It would be nothing short of an honor to be by your side in this transformative experience that is birth.
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
Affiliations: American Herbalist Guild, National Black Doula Association , D. O. N. A., CAPPA, SteamyChick
BLS, BLS Instructor, ACLS , NRP and PALS CPR are current