I am Amber Marie, I am a wanderer, a lover of life, and teller of stories. I am most myself when I am sharing in the joy and accomplishment of others, and encouraging them to be their most authentic selves.
I received my B.A. in International Community Development and Minor in Dance in 2014. While studying ICD I became very focused on the impact that women made on their societies, communities, and countries. Mothers were the driving force of knowledge and skill that will become future generations! This fact was so amazing to me, which is why I was devastated by the reality that birth complications accounted for so many deaths globally. In 2015 I made the decision to become a doula through DONA International to better understand birth and its impact on women's lives and their path to motherhood, so that I could educate and support women wherever in the world I traveled. My mission as a doula is to support and empower mothers to feel that they can accomplish anything and have the birth they desire, by harnessing the power of their own unique strengths. I believe that empowered women make empowered mothers.
We will explore different types of support and comforting measures that will best suit your needs. I offer two prenatal visits, in which we will create a birth plan and discuss your desires and feelings and a plan to create a birthing space that fits your unique personality and preferences. If a partner will be actively involved in the birthing process we will discuss our roles and how we can work together in support. I am very devoted to natural methods of soothing so I can offer advice herbal teas, essential oils, and body stretches and alignment. My goal is that you go into labor confident of your strengths and that I will have the knowledge to assist and support you fully, physically and emotionally.