Amy - Birthing my three daughters ignited my passion for birth. I wanted to help parents become less fearful about the birth process and feel completely supported throughout, so I became a doula. There is nothing quite like witnessing a new human come into being. It’s magic in a way that can’t be properly described.
Through my doula work I’ve had the privilege to support families in all sorts of situations: hospitals, birth centers, home births, with midwives and doctors, water births, VBACs, cesareans… I often saw parents struggling to have their needs understood in a complex and hierarchical hospital system.
I met Andy in 2013 when he and his partner Jen hired me to be their doula for their first birth. Andy, a graphic designer, created the first [M]otherboard for his own birth. The hospital staff was instantly thrilled! Finally, a way to take in a family’s birth preferences in a bright, easy way! We knew we were onto something.
Though it’s been several years of ups and downs, we are now in the final stages of contracting with an amazing health tech development firm to bring [M]otherboard to life! We hope to be launching an early version in July/August of 2018 and a full version November/December, 2018. If you would like to be one of the first to test drive the site, please sign up below!