Elizabeth Summers

Welcome! I’m so happy you landed here. I’m Elizabeth, a nurse-by-trade turned entrepreneur.

As a virtual doula, I help expecting moms prepare for labor and birth so that they can have the best chance of avoiding a C-section delivery.

I believe that change in healthcare starts with being proactive and knowing what you want.

When I was pregnant with my son, I told my OB/GYN physician that I wanted a natural birth. She told me that “most women just get the epidural”.

I didn’t feel heard. I was frustrated. I didn’t know what my options were. I had to do my own research.

It wasn’t easy. I decided to hire a birth doula and drive 80 miles in labor to the hospital to have a birth attended by midwives.

I arrived at the hospital 10 cm dilated and they didn’t even have a labor room available! I had to labor in the hallway leaning on a birth ball until they could find me a room!

But I was willing to do whatever it took to prepare for the unmedicated birth that I wanted.

What are you willing to do to create your best birth experience? Are you sitting on the sidelines just wishing a natural birth could happen for you?

I’ve got news. Wishing won’t get you there. You have to prepare. You have to have the right mindset. You’ve got to put together the right support team.

Most importantly, you’ve got to believe you can do it. You’ve got to believe that you can have the natural birth that you desire.

But you don’t have to do it alone…

You don’t have to feel overwhelmed by all the information out there that might not be accurate or apply to your situation. You don’t have to feel afraid to ask for what you want. You don’t have to feel trapped with a provider that doesn’t support your birth plan.

But you’ve got to stop wishing and start taking action.

What would it feel like if you knew that you did absolutely everything in your power to prepare for your best birth?

What would it feel like knowing that you actually talked with your provider about your birth plan? How would you feel going to the hospital in labor knowing that you could arrive and settle into a supported labor and birth?

Wouldn’t it feel amazing? Wouldn’t it feel amazing to know that you did it? That you had a vaginal birth? Or a water birth? Or a VBAC?

I believe that you have to set the stage for your best birth and show up for your performance.

But you can’t do it alone. You’ve got to build YOUR team… the team that knows what you want and believes in you.

I believe in you.

Let’s have a conversation.

About Elizabeth…

Hi there! So excited you’re here. Let’s chat!

A little about me… I’m a nurse-by-trade turned entrepreneur. Since my OB rotation in nursing school, I knew that I wanted to support women in labor. I took a lot of turns in my journey to become a labor nurse, working in oncology and dialysis before finally finding my home in women’s health.

In 2011 I accepted a position as an OB clinic nurse working alongside midwives and discovered a need for more support for moms during pregnancy and postpartum. It seemed like there was never enough time in clinic appointments to get to the real issues that moms wanted to talk about. Topics would pop up that were important, but there just wasn’t the time to address them. I knew I wanted to create a community for moms to connect and get their questions answered.

I look forward to connecting with you!

 

Elizabeth Summers, RN, BSN
Pregnancy Coach, Birth Doula, & Registered Nurse
Owner & Founder of Elizabeth Summers Wellness

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