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Rising from maiden to mother is one of the most profound and transformative journeys of life. I hope to inspire you to be mindful in your experiences, revealing new questions and solutions each step of the way.
Pregnancy, childbirth and mothering isn’t just about gathering information. When you’re in labor, do you really think you will sit there and ponder what stage of labor you’re in? Probably not.
Part of your prenatal preparation is to gather information, but to also answer your deepest questions: What is is that I need to know to give birth as a mother? or What is it that I need to know to mother?
You can’t find this in a book.
Nobody can answer this question for you.
I hope this blog will help you answer these deep, profound questions and also help with the gathering of information.
Mother Rising Birth Services is owned by Lindsey, a Birthing From Within mentor and doula. Lindsey, founder of the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op, serves Tallahassee and its surrounding areas by offering physical, educational, and emotional support to women and their families during the childbearing year. She believes that every woman can experience pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood not only as transformative, but also as a time when women can unlock new found strength in themselves.
“I often am asked why I became a doula. My answer is that I have always been interested in pregnancy, birth and families. I would beg to help out in our church nursery, linger at the laboring pig stall at the county fair to get a chance to see, and befriend any and all pregnant women. In fact I used to say I wanted to be an OBGYN, that is until I learned that they do surgery (I just wanted to catch babies). After that, I dismissed the idea and searched for something else. After receiving my business degree from Florida State University, a friend told me that she was an apprentice midwife and a doula. She quickly explained what a doula was, and even more quickly decided I needed to be one. Since 2007 I have attended births as a doula and more recently I have started learning how to be a birth assistant for a local homebirth midwife. In 2010 I began teaching Birthing From Within childbirth classes and haven’t looked back since. Thankfully, my students are teaching me and each birth I attend keeps me humble. I am grateful to be doing something I love that, in turn, helps others through their journeys.”