LMT, Labor Doula

photo-15The first time I was astounded by the power of birth was when I supported my sister during the birth of my niece Maile in 1989.  Passionately intrigued, I attended Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School in 1992 and began attending home births in 1993 where I lived in California.  My precious daughter Ayisha was born in 1996 at home in the water.  In the last 2 decades, I have attended many trainings including labor, VBAC and breastfeeding support, and have attended hundreds of births in the home, hospital, and birth center settings.

I believe that birth is a profound initiation into motherhood.  Women discover a power within themselves during birth that they can draw on when the challenging moments of parenting arise.  BIRTH MATTERS!!  It is by far the most potent experience in a woman’s life AND lays the foundation for the health and well being of her baby.

Having recently moved to Atlanta, I am now gratefully serving as a labor doula.  I offer knowledge of the birth process and understanding of hospital and home birth procedures to help women and their families choose the birth options that best meet their needs. I offer therapeutic touch and a wide range of coping skills for labor, and a calming presence throughout the prenatal, birth, and postpartum time. I consider a woman’s deep values and needs to help her create the most sacred and empowering birth experience possible. I am also a massage therapist of 25 years, offering in-home prenatal and postpartum massage, and I offer body-centered self discovery and compassionate relationship support. Yo Hablo Espanol!  I draw from all my skills as I help mothers on their own birthing journey.

Margaret’s fee is $975. To hire Margaret, please complete our Doula agreement form. The form will redirect you to a payment screen for the $250 deposit. If you prefer to interview Margaret or one of our other doulas before hiring, please email us at emergebirth@gmail.com.