My name is Amanda Griffith; I am a wife, mother, grandmother and a certified professional birth doula in the St. George, Utah, area. I have given birth to four beautiful children of my own, three daughters and one son. I also have one handsome son who was adopted through foster care.
Birth is a normal process, not a pathological ‘problem’ to be solved.
You have the right to be an active participant in your own birth experience; that means being allowed to make informed choices about your practitioners, your birth setting, interventions (or lack thereof), attendees, etc.
Partners are as emotionally invested in their children’s births as laboring women are; they too need support in order to minimize anxiety and feel involved/engaged with the birth process to the extent that they and their partner wish.
Having a doula is the best way to ensure a satisfying birth experience, that is, one in which the laboring woman feels respected, in control and supported.
I can and will help you to self-advocate before and during your labor and birth, but I cannot be your voice.
My #1 goal is your satisfaction, confidence and comfort – I recognize that your birth is not my birth and that your choices may be different from my own. My pledge to each of my clients is that I will always respect your choices and support you 100% in making them. I will never judge you or make you doubt your instincts. I know that you are strong.
"We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong."
LAURA STAVOE HARM
Birth is not only about making babies. It's about making mothers~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength. -Barbara Katz Rothman