Hello! My name is Patty Grider and I am a certified birth and bereavement doula®, and a placenta encapsulator.
The majority of families today are receiving care based on obstetrical tradition. This is where care is given based on how they traditionally do things. Parents go along with these decisions, not realizing there ARE options in birth and I aim to inform parents of their rights and alternatives to some of the actions in labor and birth. I believe that any mother who desires labor support should be able to afford it, so I offer a discounted rate to accommodate lower income families, who may be at a greater risk of interventions. I am plus size encouraging too!
As your Doula, I am committed to providing you the care you desire, whether it be birth preparation only – giving you the tools you need to comfortably birth with your partner and provider or if you prefer, the full birth package where I provide continuous emotional and physical support before, during and after your birth.
I am aware there are many other people you can chose to have in your room during one of the most memorable and special moments of your life, so I appreciate every family that allows me the privilege of supporting them.