Labor Support and breastfeeding has always been a part of Debra’s life. Going back 35+ years to when her own mother supported her best friend in labor and then, spanning to about 15 years ago when one of her sisters began her journey as a Labor Doula. The stories were always interesting to her, but it was when, with the 35+ hour homebirth of her son almost 7 years ago that she experienced firsthand the benefits of labor support. Both of her sisters were present for the duration of that time and because of the way that support felt, that is what gravitated her to this kind of work. They believed in her and she, without a doubt, felt it.
Debra is a CAPPA certified Labor Doula and will be a certified Postpartum Doula and Bereavement Doula by early 2016. Debra has been married for 8 years and has one son, Everett. Having a child is what she refers to as “the best thing I have ever done in my life”.
She is bringing back awareness to our community about natural, raw birthing!!! We are so excited to have another community midwife!