Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your tiny bundle! I'm Courtney Smith, and I have been a Birth Boot Camp doula serving the Dallas, Texas area since 2015. My husband and I have three wonderful children, whose lives give me great joy and purpose. It's through birthing and parenting them that I've discovered another passion: helping women and their partners as they experience one of life's greatest journeys.
My personal childbirth experiences vary greatly. I've had a medicated hospital birth, an un-medicated home birth and an un-medicated hospital birth after a home birth transfer. Through those experiences, I've discovered that quality childbirth education (My favorite is Birth Boot Camp; I've taken it myself!) and a solid support system can help women have truly amazing, empowered births.
My birth philosophy:
While I fully believe in a woman's ability to birth naturally (and am delighted to support your plan for a natural birth), I'm not on team un-medicated or team out-of-hospital, or any team except YOURS.
I am here to support your decisions for your birth, and to help your partner walk beside you during your pregnancy, labor and postpartum period.
Let's build a strong support team that will help you as you bring your baby into the world!
More about me:
- I have breastfed my children for a total of more than four years combined (and counting)
- I helped form Dallas Birth Network in 2013, and served on the leadership team
- I have cloth diapered all three of my children
- I love to sew and do other crafty things
- I enjoy baking, especially cookies