Empower : to promote the self-actualization or influence of
Without : not having or including
Judgement : the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing
This Doula is a firm believer in the phrase "Your Birth, Your Way". The birth world of "shoulds" has developed into a culture of fear and shame for many parents. I'm determined to empower a community that respects the informed choices of those different from self without judgment.
Search engines wire mindsets with digital mantras of perfect parenting, how to raise a genius, quickly toned postpartum figures, manicured family moments, do more, try harder...never ever enough. Parents long to step back into the simple rawness of authenticity, but how do you align with a real life accepting tribe?
True connection starts with love for self. Parents who value their own strengths and acknowledge personal weaknesses are able to accept who they truly are. When one can accept individual imperfections, one can start to embrace others. As a community, we must share in the responsibility to care for one another. May we embrace one another's differences without judgment to empower the lives your children all deserve.