Doula Service

I have been a working professional for nearly 2 decades in the field of experiential education as a leader, director and now counselor for international student programs. I have been privileged to officiate weddings, baby blessings and other rites of passage. My husband and I travel the world in pursuit of adventure, reflection and connection. And, I had a beautiful pregnancy, birth and baby girl in the winter of 2010.

I continue to be drawn – personally and professionally – into places where I can be of service by helping to create, facilitate and support experiences for others that are intentional, authentic, creative, joyful and deeply personal.

The pervasive North American phenomena of liberally-offered stereotypes, fear-led admonishments or passively accepted absolutes about any or all things “baby” is not a story I want written for me nor one I want to write for myself. In pregnancy, I knew I had to find and surround myself by those who – like me – embraced the essential beauty, power, health, humanity and individuality of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Early on I was blessed to come in contact with a few very special doulas, midwives and childbirth educators. Their collective wisdom solidified what I felt to be possible, and what I believed myself to be capable of. The role each played in my journey was foundational, and I knew the moment my daughter emerged that this was a legacy of caregivers I wanted to join. One year later I completed a birth doula training. Two years later I started co-facilitating prenatal care groups at a midwifery center.

It is my humble honor to support a birthing mother and her partner in this most sacred passage. Being a doula is an opportunity for me to be of service throughout their process of envisioning, trusting and manifesting the birth they most desire. And what a privilege to be among the educators and caregivers who are actively spreading the knowledge, hope and reality of safer, healthier and more joyful births.

Please contact me at janesarouhan@gmail.com if you would like to share your own story of pregnancy and birth, or if you are interested in learning more about working with a doula. Every woman has a birth story worth wanting and writing for herself.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nunia Mafi Silver
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 10:50:56

    It will be an honor to have you assist in the birth of our second child. I feel even more confident this time around knowing that you will be with us through this next journey (and beyond). Beautiful website. xo

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  2. Sheldon.
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 12:55:36

    Now I want to have a baby so that you can be my Dula.

    love,
    Sheldon

    Reply

  3. Judy
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 21:47:13

    This is very exciting! We were blessed with a wonderful doula at the births of both our girls. She helped in so many countless ways. Knowing you as I do, I am sure that you will be an amazing, supportive and caring doula. This is a perfect fit!

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