you do you Doula Olivia : Birth Worker Wednesday

When I launched Doula Olivia, the first choice I had to make about my doula practice was the name – and that came pretty easily.

Second, something to set me apart: something quippy, something concise. This is how I became the You Do You Doula.

I chose “helping you do you (in childbirth)” because I wanted to convey a lot, in a little. I wanted to express encouragement (you do you!), ownership (its YOUR birth), and a little bit of sass. I wanted my business to feel familiar and friendly. But most of all, I want to start every relationship, with every family I serve, with the solemn promise that my only agenda is their own. I am not invested in which path your birth experience takes, as long as you feel like you’ve had your hand in that path. I believe that any birth can be a positive experience, as long as the parents are not made to feel afraid or ashamed.

I’m here to combat the idea that choosing a doula starts an unavoidable if/then domino effect.
If I hire a doula, then I must have an unmedicated birth.”
If I work with a doula, then I must breastfeed.
If I secure doula care, then I must encapsulate my placenta.”

My hope is spread the word that this simply isn’t true. There is a doula out there for every family,
whether you are planning a cesarean birth, or to bottle feed, or to deliver in your home bathtub.


I want a new if/then statement: “If I want a doula, then I should have one.” Period. Full stop.


And maybe that doula is me! Because what I’m invested in is YOUR ideal birth, nothing else.
To say it simpler: I want to help you do you (in childbirth.)

Doula Olivia – Certified Labor Doula
“Helping you do you (in childbirth).”





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