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CHARLOTTE, NC - Toni Curtis is a seasoned and certified birth doula and childbirth educator, but what is even more significant than her credentials, is her history of accomplishments in this segment of maternal healthcare, and her groundbreaking work in bridging the gap of racial and socioeconomic disparities in the maternal healthcare system. Toni has been a practicing birth worker for nearly 25 years, attended over 400 births, and is known for providing extraordinary, memorable and personalized care to every mother, baby and family she’s served.
Doulas also form a bond with the mother and family that begins with the decision to have a child, and then lasts for years after a successful birth. It is a long-term plan of care that takes many factors into account—from the home environment to the mother’s learning style, and also the mother’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
The doula and mother explore many key life areas together and formulate answers to important questions. This usually entails a longer consultative session than most doctors will allot time for. The doula/childbirth educator also discusses the vital importance of diet and nutrition, local support resources, and other variables that can affect pregnancy, birth and afterwards, from lactation and postpartum recovery to medical conditions that may arise as a result of labor and delivery.
“Pregnancy is the beginning of change. This new life changes everything -- your home situation, your physical body, and your brain chemistry. Everything you do and feel going forward is going to be a new experience. We talk about this process – thoroughly, candidly and truthfully.”
For more information on Toni and her business, please visit www.birthwisedoulas.com