"Birth is more than just a physical experience. It is a sacred rite of passage requiring preparation of our whole self. Childbirth demands transformation as you birth new life into this world, and a new version of yourself". ~ Brittany Michaud ~
My name is Brittany, I am grateful that you have found Whole Self Birth (and me!) and are beginning to explore the wonderful possibility of having doula support throughout your pregnancy. Pregnancy is a beautiful time where we have the opportunity to birth new babies into the world, while simultaneously birthing a new version of ourselves into this world. It is transformational, scary, empowering and everything in between.
In 2021, during my first pregnancy, I knew I wanted to experience birth differently than what I had witnessed around me in my family, and within society. I also felt very unsupported, unsure and very anxious through the process of pregnancy. Unfortunately, at 15 weeks pregnant, I went through a miscarriage of my first child. In healing from this loss, I knew in my heart I had to help support women during this vulnerable, sacred and transformational time and I became a holistic birth + postpartum doula.
I am committed to ensuring that we look at your pregnancy with a holistic lens and we consider your Whole Self every step of the way, including your spiritual, emotional, physical well being. Your birth experience will always be fully personal to you, your wishes and what you feel is best for your family.
Currently, I offer support for families who are choosing either a home birth or hospital birth in the Nelson vicinity. If this feels good in your heart, I would love to hear from you.