Hi! I am Amanda, and I am the owner of Ever-Altered Birth Services (formerly The Fruitful Doula)
My need for knowledge surrounding birth started after my second daughter was born in 2007. I had had 2 traumatic birth experiences in 2 years and thought, there has to be a better way to do this. In 2009, I became pregnant with our third daughter and began reading and watching everything I could find. I hired a doula for her birth and had an amazing birth experience with her. Less than a year after she was born, I trained as a doula. I worked as a doula for almost 2 years when in late 2011 I gave birth to our 4th daughter, at home. Less than a year after that, I trained as a Birth Boot Camp Instructor (BBCI) in September of 2012. In late 2014 I gave birth to our only son, again at home. I have worked as both a doula and BBCI, since my training, but did take time off to support my family through deployments, my own births, and schooling my small children. In 2017, I gave birth to our last child, in a planned hospital birth, by way of an emergency surgical delivery.
I am an open book when it comes to my birth stories. I love pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and all those moments of early parenting and would love to assist you on your journey.