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Birth is not a crisis waiting to happen, nor is it an ordinary day. It’s a normal, healthy part of the life cycle, and an experience filled with emotions, courage and vulnerability.
It’s the only day you will give birth to this child and meet them for the very first time. It’s an opportunity to set up a lifelong loving, connected relationship.
These are the matters of birth.
Matters of Birth Education
I’m so happy that you’re interested in learning how to have a safe and healthy birth. I believe that education truly is the foundation of how we navigate life, birth and parenting.
My name is Megan and I am a certified childbirth educator with Lamaze International and founder of Matters of Birth™ Childbirth Education. I am also the “Dainty Doula”, a certified birth doula with DONA International, trained postpartum doula, Orgasmic Birth® Facilitator, and ICAN Chapter Leader for North Charlotte, N.C., an advocacy and support group raising awareness about cesareans.
I love teaching, sharing, and supporting positive birth experiences, and hope you’ll join me for a fun, educational, and confidence building childbirth class.
I teach and serve families in the Mooresville, North Carolina area and surrounding areas of beautiful Lake Norman.
“IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR OPTIONS, YOU DON’T HAVE ANY.” -DIANA KORTE
LEARN ALL OF THE MATTERS OF BIRTH IN AN EVIDENCE BASED, IN PERSON COURSE. UNDERSTAND THE CHOICES YOU HAVE, COMFORT TECHNIQUES, AND THE IMPORTANT PROCESS OF OUR yOUR BODY, BABY, AND HORMONES OF BIRTH DURING A PRIVATE OR GROUP CHILDBIRTH COURSE.
BIRTH DOULA SERVICES
DOULAS ARE TRAINED LABOR SUPPORT PERSONS WHO ATTEND YOUR BIRTH SOLELY FOR YOUR PLEASURE.
THE SUPPORT OF A DOULA IS SHOWN TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES AND POSITIVE FEELINGS ABOUT BIRTH.
GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF CONTINUOUS, EMPATHIC, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DURING THE TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF BIRTH.
The International Cesarean Awareness Network
A non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
JOIN AN UPCOMING NORTH CHARLOTTE CHAPTER MEETING with megan.
EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO EMPOWERMENT
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROLE OF A DOULA, BENEFITS OF CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION, AND FIND QUALITY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR QUEST TO BE PREPARED FOR THE BIRTH OF YOUR BABY.
I'd love to hear from you!
What clients are saying...
If you and your partner are looking for a course that will help you feel informed about the labor & birth experience and empowered in your journey as expectant parent(s), this is it! Megan will introduce a variety of topics that will help both mom and her partner understand what to expect along the way, how to make informed choices about whatever may come up, and feel confident in the role you each play in bringing baby into the world. This course was a great bonding experience for us and we feel so much more prepared for what’s ahead after taking it together!
- Ashley & TJ, first-time expectant parents
“I had a wonderful birth experience with Megan by my side. She was an instrumental part of my having the natural birth I wanted for so long. She was so calm and attentive. She kept reminding me to relax my shoulders and relax my face. I felt so well cared for by Megan…” read more
“She was the only doula I interviewed who listened to me and allowed me to have my own birth experience. Other doulas I spoke with wanted me to birth how they saw fit. Additionally, she was able to pivot from helping me, to managing my husband easily with no interruption of care.”
“Megan is an amazing Doula! She’s knowledgeable, kind, friendly and empathetic. Megan has a natural gift of helping women through labor and making them feel empowered. She was so insightful and supportive of everything we planned on doing, including our hypnobabies birth plan. read more
“Megan was a calming and supportive voice throughout my pregnancy and birth. When my labor began she got to my house quickly and helped me manage my whirlwind labor. Her presence with me during this journey has left an amazing impact on my heart. read more