My name is Marcy, and I’m a doula and midwifery student. As a birth and postpartum professional, my goal is to help every family to have the best possible experience during the childbearing year. The care I give is personalized to fit each family’s individual needs, and takes into account their own unique vision of the ideal birth. I am happy to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, evidence-based support, and gladly welcome LGBTQIA individuals, people of color, and non-traditional family styles and relationships.
I believe that pregnancy and birth are profoundly meaningful and transformative experiences that have a lifelong impact on parents and babies. Ideally, birth is supremely empowering, joyful, and life-altering. Pregnancy and birth are a rite of passage and peak life experience that should be honored, respected, and held with a sense of awe.
I believe that care received during the childbearing year should be personalized to meet the needs of each individual, and should address the person as a whole by encompassing and honoring all aspects of the human experience, including social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, psychological, and physical. I believe that newborns and children are whole persons as described above, and deserve to be respected as unique, complex, sentient individuals.
I believe in upholding the ethical principles of justice, equity, and respect for human diversity and dignity, and strive to provide the same quality of care to all clients, without prejudice with regards to age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, education, culture, relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identification, physical abilities or socioeconomic background.
I believe that no matter where birth takes place, it should be a family-centered experience. I believe that the birth environment should be arranged for the optimal comfort of the family and birthing person, not just for the convenience of the care providers. I believe in preserving the integrity and wholeness of the family unit by facilitating togetherness and bonding, without separation, throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
I believe that parents are the best judges of what’s best for them and their family, and should receive the opportunity for truly informed choice, with the opportunity to accept, decline, and/or question any procedure, treatment, or intervention. I believe that clients are perfectly capable of making the decisions that are right for them about their care, and am willing to support them in whatever decision they make.