Tia Moses
During my own pregnancy, I really strived to learn all I could about the whole process of birth.  I knew I wanted an all natural, un-medicated birth, so I made sure to equip myself with the knowledge and confidence to do just that.  After experiencing an amazing birth with my own doula by my side, I KNEW that this is what I wanted to help other women experience!  I had thought about how neat it would be to become a doula in years prior because I loved watching babies be born, but my passion is more evident than ever!

I am passionate about women having a voice in labor and knowing that they are in charge of their birth!  It is my goal to help you prepare, feel confident, and comfort you while you labor to bring your beautiful baby into your arms.  There is nothing quite as special as joining together with another mom and watching her experience bringing a baby into the world! I am honored to be a part of this special time in your life!  

My passion for pregnancy and birth started at a young age, I remember back in high school watching episode after episode of "A Baby Story". While my friends were probably watching MTV, I was watching births, and couldn't get enough of it.  I went to college looking to be a labor and delivery nurse but the more I got into it, I realized my heart was more for supporting the laboring mother rather than the medical side of things.

I am a mother of two beautiful children.  My first birth was full of confusion, pain, doubt, and fear...lots of fear.  There was a lot of unnecessary medical interventions.  I had no idea I could have a voice in my own birth.  I was very unprepared, uneducated and had little support. My husband was present but had no idea how to help.  My second birth was magical.  I labored in my home with two doulas and my husband by my side.  It was a peaceful, spiritual, empowering, unmedicated birth.

My desire is to educate and support women so they can have a safe and memorable birth.  Doula is a Greek word meaning "woman servant", and that is exactly what I want to be.  I am there to be a calming touch, an affirmative positive voice, and an advocate for her.  I want to stand beside the birthing mother so she can achieve her own vision for her birth.
       Kristen Collins