Finding your footing



Parenting with confidence and joy describes ‘footing’ as “a supportive place to put your feet when you climb or balance. Once you find your footing at the top of a mountain, you can look around and enjoy the view.” (




As a new parent, every day can seem like you’re climbing a mountain, step by challenging step, trying desperately not to lose your balance. It’s hard to know the right path to take, or how to deal with unexpected roadblocks. The good news is that this mountain also has some of the most beautiful and life-changing views you will ever experience, if only you can find the space to relax, take a deep breath, and look around.


Heather Magill, PCD(DONA)   Certified Postpartum Doula 

I have been there.


I have walked that path myself, and I have walked with other women and families through this journey. It’s different for everyone, but some things don’t change. Every new mom needs support. We question our plans, our responses, our ability to make it through. We want to know if we’re doing it right and how to cope with the unexpected challenges which inevitably arise. We wonder if our baby is normal, if we will ever get to shower again, or if our old self is gone forever. We would like nothing more than a hot meal, an uninterrupted nap and an adult to talk to, someone who really gets it. In an ideal world, every new mother would be surrounded by mothers, sisters, and friends who lavish her with attention and care so that she is filled with confidence as she makes this journey into motherhood.  Too often, our circumstances are less than ideal, and we are left to figure it out on our own. When you feel those gaps in your support, the unanswered questions, or the general overwhelm that comes with having a new baby, give me a call. Looking back, you'll be so glad you did.

Who can benefit from a postpartum doula?

  • first time parents
  • parents who already have one or more children
  • parents who don't have family in the area
  • moms on maternity leave
  • expectant parents
  • adopting parents
  • friends and family looking for a unique baby shower gift
  • grandparents who want to support the new family

Information and services

New! Sleep education and consultion

Step-by-step support while moving towards YOUR sleep goals. 

Expecting a baby?

Prepare with confidence for the next leg of your journey.

At home with  your baby?

Find the calm, confidence, and community you need along the way.

Having another baby?

New challenges and  new joys await. It  doesn't have to be overwhelming.

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