Halliday Doula Services, Birth Coach
Pregnancy and Birth Support
How I Got Here
I am a certified doula with Birth Arts International and a certified childbirth educator. I have completed continuing education through multiple workshops including, Evidence Based Birth®, Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn (IRN), and The Advanced Doula Training with Traci Weafer. I have worked closely with home birth midwives, hospital midwives, and OB’s in this area. I have experience providing support for hospital births, water births, VBAC, and Cesarean clients.
As one of five children I remember vividly waking up in the middle of the night to the happy voices of my mother’s midwives as they bustled in, ready to attend another one of my siblings being brought earth side. I grew up with a deep understanding of all things babies and mothers surrounded in a supportive community in Lincolnshire, England. Once I moved to the U.S and started to research for my own birth I was surprised to find that most Mom’s don’t receive the same level of care I had been used to and watched growing up. Knowing that one in three women in America describe their birth as bing traumatic lead me to look deeply into how to change birth culture within the U.S.
I am a graduate of the Know Your Rights course by Birth Monopoly and I pride
myself on providing expert advocacy and team building skills so that you can have a birth where you feel respected and safe no matter where or how you choose to have your baby.
Miri was an incredible asset to my birth team! Her support was vital in helping me last through an unmedicated birth. During my pregnancy she educated me and gave me so many resources.
My VBAC was a success I believe because Miri was my doula. Her support, demeanor, and guidance was mandatory for this to happen. THANK YOU!
My birth experience was great I honestly couldn't have asked for better support. Miri helped us achieve the birth of our dreams.
I offer birth doula services to all birthing people including hospital, high risk, home birth and unassisted birth. It is never too late or too early to hire a doula! My focus is on empowering families through education and helping them achieve a birth that leaves them feeling emotionally whole. I especially love supporting VBAC's and first time parents. Please contact me to set up a free no obligation interview.
Preparing you for labor is one of my favorite jobs as I feel that education is key to an empowering birth. I meet with you several times before your due date so that I can get a feel for your birth preferences and so that we can get to know each other better before the big day.
Fees and Client Perks
I believe that everyone should have access to a doula and that is why
for every doula package that is purchased I give away one at a discounted
rate or free to a person in need. If you can't afford my fee please reach out
and I will work with you on a payment plan or I can put you down on the
wait list for a discounted birth. My full doula package is $1000 that includes
two prenatal visits and two postpartum visits. In your packet you will receive
a postpartum healing bath, soothing spray, and a healing salve/nipple balm
from Caring Coconut, discounts for local birth photographers, and a meal
delivered postpartum. If you would like to move forward with these services
please contact me to set up an interview or if you are ready now please
download my contract, sign and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your
due date and provider listed. I will then contact you to let you know if
your date is available and you can pay via paypal.
Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.