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Monica Wilkinson

Phone Number: (801) 358-3887

Zip: 84664

Counties: Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula

Additional Services: Birth Photographer

About Me: I have tremendous respect, fascination and passion for childbirth. There is no other earthly experience that can compare.  As women, we are brought to our most spiritual, vulnerable and instinctual selves during birth and our souls are reborn through the process.  My goal as your doula is to help make that rebirth beautiful, empowering, safe and fulfilling. As a doula I will love, support and witness your process rather than offer opinions or try to influence or change your mind in any way. I will offer information and let you decide and then I will support your choices. My goal is to help you discover your deep reservoir of inner strength. It is there. I will help you find it through loving, intuitive, constant support.

I am a DONA International trained doula and expect full certification by 2020. I have taken courses in the Bradley Method and Hypnobabies and have a BS in Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah. I also draw much knowledge and experience from my own 6 births. The support I offer your growing family includes:

*One prenatal visit (approx 1.5 - 2 hours) to discuss/establish birth plan, labor preferences, pregnancy history, and birth announcement (if applicable)
*Text/email support during pregnancy and postpartum period.  You can feel comfortable asking me anything.
*On call at 38 weeks until birth
*Prenatal workbook to help you prepare for your birth
*During birth I will offer any support you need including, but not limited to, massage, counter pressure, breathing coaching, emotional encouragement, visualization, and birth partner support
*I will stay with you for 1-2 hours after your birth to make sure you are comfortable, stable and baby is nursing well
*One postpartum visit to discuss birth, answer any questions and check up on nursing 

I have had 7 of my own pregnancies and 6 births resulting in a variety of birth experiences including 3 unmedicated births. I understand birth plans that don’t go as planned and have compassion for the feelings that can come with those experiences. My postpartum experiences were also varied. Often my most valuable resource was other women, usually friends and sisters, who had been where I was. As your Doula I will be your sister-friend! You can truly talk to me about anything.

More than anything I love people, especially women, and I love supporting them. I have been a sponsor in a local 12 step program for survivors of abuse/trauma for 3 years and find joy in helping my sponsees find their peace and purpose. It is powerful to watch women find their inner strength. We are all sacred and precious and worthy of so much love. I work hard to see all there is to love in people. 

My goal for every birth is to ensure that the mother and her partner feel satisfied and empowered by their birth experience and that they are given all the information and support they need to make the right decisions for them regardless of the circumstances, place of birth, or any uncontrollable outside influence.

For more information please visit my website: www.mybirthstory.wixsite.com/mysite

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