Alicia Whear, owner of Legacy Birth Doula Services, is partnering with other local doulas on Tuesday to host a conversation about how Owensboro’s options for birth doula support are expanding.
The event will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Spot Coffee and Finery (217 Williamsburg Square). Whear said they realized not many people know about their birthing options so they wanted to host an event for others to attend.
Whear is certified through Doulas of North America and has been practicing since February 2020. Other doulas in attendance will be Dessia Hill of This Little Light Doula Services; Selina Douglas-Ali of Seeds of Knowledge Doula Service; Dusti Murray of The Journey Doula Services; Bria Board; and KayAnna Renfrow and Courtney Winkle of Natural Babe Birth Services.
“We decided that conversation over coffee would provide the perfect opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain our services to local expecting moms, dads, and local providers,” Whear said.
Whear said she has attended both home and hospital births and has participated in several events and classes to help support and educate local expecting mothers.
“In my role as a doula, I provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women throughout their pregnancy, labor, and delivery,” she said. “During their postpartum period I also support them in recovery, baby care and feeding, and connecting them with local resources. My goal is to increase a woman’s overall satisfaction with her birth experience, reduce incidence of birth trauma, and to make the transition into motherhood smoother.”
Any woman currently pregnant or hoping to get pregnant, as well as dads and providers, are invited.