Certified Full-Spectrum Doulas & Ceremonialists
I provide compassionate and non-judgmental full spectrum doula services including non-clinical prenatal/postpartum care, unlimited labor.
Similar to a young person going through their "adolescence", the word "Matrescence" means: the process of becoming a mother (coined by anthropologist Dana Rafael). This word fully embodies our philosophy and how we choose to practice as a doula team because we will hold the Sacred Transition that you will go through when becoming parents -- for the first time and beyond.
During Dakota's time studying Holistic Midwifery at The Matrona, she learned that she doesn't need to save birthing people in labor. She can't birth their babies for them. She learned the power of Holding Space and of Witnessing. Of holding people in the darkness and not trying to FIX anything, but simply witness them. The Matrona taught her to "Return Birth to the Family" and as the Founder and Owner of Matrescence Doula Services, that is really the philosophy she values most.
Whatever the outcome of your pregnancy, we are here to simply hold you, pray with you and love you through the child-bearing continuum. We will advocate for and support *your* choice and *your* intuition. We will facilitate sacred ceremony and honor your transition into Matrescence. We will do everything in our ability to make you feel the most comfortable during your labor. And we will co-create a safe place with you. It is an honor and a privilege to do so.