Elizabeth Leue Addeo
My pathway to become a doula started during my pregnancy with my first child but didn’t materialize until I was pregnant with my third. I found help navigating the world of hospital birth with the aid of a birth doula and found that I couldn’t imagine giving birth without one. I had three very different birthing experiences, but all were empowered and profound. While pregnant with my third child, I trained to become a birth doula with DONA International so that I too could assist families along their journeys just as I was guided in my births. I feel like I have truly found a home and a calling in birthwork. I am honored to walk this path with my clients.
I have trained with Spinning Babies® and I am passionate about using positions I learned that are designed to encourage babies to get into optimal positions for a smoother birth. I also have trained with Lamaze International in childbirth education. I am inclusive of all families and pregnancies and lovingly welcome all with open arms.
I feel that continuous, non-judgmental, compassionate labor support tailored to your unique situation and needs is so significant for birthing people and their families. Families should also be provided evidence-based informational support during the pregnancy process so that they can truly know all their options prior to going into labor. As your doula, I will use my knowledge of the birthing process to provide physical, emotional and environmental comfort measures during your birth. You can have peace of mind that you will be supported in your decisions with the hope of a more positive and joyful birthing experience.