It's All About Support
Want to feel relaxed and confident during your pregnancy and birth? A doula’s non-judgmental support and knowledge before, during, and after can make the transition into parenthood calmer and easier.
I’m Carrie Murphy, a birth and postpartum doula. I started my doula practice to support pregnant people and their families in feeling calm and confident about their birthing and parenting choices and experiences. I believe that giving birth is one of the most profound experiences in a human life, and that having caring, compassionate and conscientious support along the way can help parents have a happier, healthier entrance into parenthood.
“Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers…strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” —Barbara Katz Rothman
As a birth doula, I help you explore your options and serve as a positive presence throughout labor and birth. I walk with you, no matter what happens. My only goal is that you remember the day you met your baby as one where you felt heard, seen and supported—as well as joyful and at peace.
Giving birth is at once universal and completely individual. What a person needs and wants before, during and after can vary: a listener, a guide, a resource. You are the center—I am there to assist you in finding what feels right, what will help you have a happy, healthy experience that fits your family. I support your partner and work in respectful harmony with your care providers to create a loving team to welcome your baby into the world.
Birth is transformative. Caring and conscientious support provides you with a strong foundation as you cross the threshold into parenthood.
“Carrie was simply excellent. She listened to our preferences, hopes, and dreams about the birthing process, and did her best to help make them a reality with professionalism, warmth, and a sense of humor.”
“Speaking as a husband/father who has always prides himself on being strong, supportive and someone who rises to challenges and pressure, I don’t know if I could not have gotten my wife, or myself, through her labor near as well without Carrie.”
The transition into parenthood can be intense. While a new baby brings joy and wonder, the changes of this period can also bring fear, frustration, stress, confusion, and yes—exhaustion! A postpartum doula is a solid source, full of suggestions and sensitive care.
I provide support to help you in the early weeks and months, strengthen your confidence, and help you find strategies that work for you and your baby. Postpartum support sets you up for success.
I might be your doula if:
You’ve done the research and know what you want—but you’re willing to be flexible as your experience unfolds
You’re feeling a little (or a lot!) scared of labor, birth and postpartum and want a steady hand by your side
You believe in the power of a caring team
You value humor, honesty, and connection
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I am a birth doula and postpartum doula who offers belly casting and placenta encapsulation. I serve clients who are giving birth within a 50 mile radius of Albuquerque, including Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Corrales, Rio Rancho, Belen, Los Lunas, Bernalillo, Tijeras, Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, Edgewood, and other areas.