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Shoshana Friedman-Hawk

Birth and Postpartum Doula
Doula Shoshana wearing a purple scarf and blue shirt in front of slightly blured background of white roses with green foliage.

Phone: 510-209-3996

Email: shoshana@encirclingmothers.com

Website: http://www.encirclingmothers.com/

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and Shelter in Place restrictions all of our lives have changed dramatically in the last few months. These changes have made a profound impact on how birthing people and their partners are experiencing pregnancy and birth. But these changes do not mean you will be without the support you need to have an amazing labor and birth experience!

I am fully committed to being your virtual Doula, offering excellent prenatal education, my supportive presence and calming voice to your experience. For more information about my virtual services for both birth and postpartum check out: Virtual Support

I came to birth work after attending a prenatal visit with a good friend and her Doula. During this meeting, I had one of those moments, a rare moment really, when you realize that the world is telling you something very important. I came home from that meeting with an understanding that the work of a Doula was what I needed to be doing. It encompassed so many aspects of my personality. The caring, nurturing and supportive side, the teacher, educator and life-long learning side, as well as the understanding that there are times when the best thing is to be quiet and just hold the space for someone to have their own personal experience.

Each birth is as individual as the woman birthing, and each family has desires and dreams and hopes for the birth of their child. As a Doula, I am there to support you and your partner in your desires for your birth.
I firmly believe that as a Doula my role is to support both the birthing person and their partner in having the birth that they desire. Through education and information, so that they can make informed choices. Through emotional support, so that they have the confidence to believe in themselves and the choices they make. Through physical comfort measures, so that the experience of childbirth can be more fully enjoyed.