Victoria Wilson CD(DONA) | Central Kentucky Birth Doula
Like you, I am a mother. And it was during the mothering of my first child I discovered how vital support is. During my first pregnancy I drank the birth junkie Kool-Aid and haven’t looked back.
I am a DONA International certified birth doula and have been attending births since 2016. (You can read more about my experience, and hear what my past clients have to say, on DoulaMatch.net.)
In our culture, birth is largely misunderstood and feared. As a doula and childbirth educator, my job is to demystify pregnancy and birth so that women might have a working knowledge of this beautiful process, and tools to navigate its ins and outs with confidence. My goal is for every client to be comfortable and empowered during their own birthing experiences.
I am married to an incredibly supportive husband and mom to three spunky daughters. Professionally, I am interested in seeing maternity care options improve our community, and have been involved in the movement to license certified professional midwives and, recently, bring birth centers to Kentucky. I believe it the power of fostering relationships to positively impact the birth care team. My desire is to cultivate a thriving birth community in Central Kentucky. You can find me enjoying homemade lattes and attempting DIY projects in my Berea home.
To learn more about my path to becoming a doula, click here!
DOULA PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
I believe the best doulas are students of human nature and intuitive to the needs of others. My goal as a doula is to ensure everyone on your birth team is supportive and united around your agenda and needs for birth. I am focused on your physical and emotional wellness, the physiologic needs of your labor, your dignity and respect. I find success in forging relationships between all members of the birth team in order to center care around my clients in a collaborative way. As a birth doula, I believe in my responsibility to give you the factual information I have acquired about birth and maternity care practices in our local context. I will speak with truth, honesty, and compassion as I strive to offer gracious and nuanced perspectives.
My Training and Qualifications
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Minor in Business Administration from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. One aspect I really appreciated from my undergraduate experience was the focus on the dignity of work - both seen and unseen tasks. Relocating from my small hometown in North Carolina to Central Kentucky was one of the best things that has ever happened to me!
Ever since I heard about Traci Weafer I've been so interested in her work! This workshop was helpful in sharpening my advocacy skills for clients. Traci has a proven track record of supporting her clients and she is just a powerhouse when it comes to building the birth team.
DONA International is my doula certifying body. I am very proud to be held to a high standard of doula practice. From the DONA website, "DONA International is the world’s first, largest and leading doula certifying organization. When our founders created DONA in 1992, they professionalized the role of the doula. Since then, we have certified more than 12,000 DONA International doulas in more than 50 countries!"
I was so glad to have a chance to take the Spinning Babies® Workshop! What I found most helpful was conceptualizing the design of the pelvis and how each level plays a role in bringing baby down and out. And then applying that knowledge to stalls in labor, helping optimize baby's position so the labor can continue.