Birth Support

Giving birth is one of the most powerful experiences of our lives as women. It is a profound rite of passage. What happens during this momentous event stays with us for the rest of our lives and can shape our ideas and feelings about our children, ourselves, our lives, and our intimate relationships. What women need most during pregnancy, birth and new motherhood, is to be in the company of other women to share experiences and wisdom. We honor women and the sacred passage of pregnancy, birth and motherhood through blessingways, group movement practices and prenatal yoga, women’s circles, and empowered health care.

The presence of doulas at birth is becoming a more and more widely recognized strategy to help women have the most optimal birth experience possible. In the United States, some hospitals have seen such great results with doula services that they have on-site doulas available to any birthing woman who wants them.

In Brazil, the word “doula” is just becoming recognized, and is still a nascent profession. However the presence of doulas is welcomed by progressive doctors and in hospitals that support humanized birth.

Kimberly Johnson, is an American woman in love with Brazil.

Yogini nomad, international yoga teacher trainer, and post-partum care revolutionary.


  • 48 years ago