Empowering You for a Fearless Journey into Motherhood
Abbie Gibitz, CD(DONA), MA
What Is A Doula
A doula is a non-medical presence who provides a woman and/or her family physical and emotional support before, during and after labor.
Unfazed by reactions to labor and birth, a doula looks at your husband’s concerned face and says, “It’s okay, it’s normal.”
She is well informed about labor and birth and shares her knowledge with you when inquired of.
A doula is someone who looks at your husband’s concerned face and says “It’s okay, it’s normal.”
A doula is the one who comes when you call and doesn’t leave until after your baby is born — regardless of how long the process takes.
A doula sleeps with her phone in hand and has you on her favorites list in the event that you go into labor at 3 a.m.
A doula is someone who reminds you to drink, move (and pee) in labor.
A doula knows when you’re relaxed and in labor land or holding back and tensing up.
A doula holds your hand and encourages you when things don’t go as planned.
A doula has basic breastfeeding knowledge. She can help you achieve your breastfeeding goals with this knowledge or connect you to lactation consultants with thousands of hours of breastfeeding experience.
She has dozens of tips and tricks to help you comfortably achieve your goals in birth — whether that involves medication or is all natural. She respects the desires that you have for your birth.
Abbie Gibitz, CD(DONA), was inspired to become a doula through the beautiful home birth of her son Parker in 2012. The birth was full of joy and free from fear, and it was then that Abbie began to dream of empowering other women to fearlessly enter motherhood with a joyful birth experience. After attending a DONA birth doula training, Abbie’s dream became a reality as she began attending births as a doula in 2013. Abbie has been married to her wonderful husband, Gabe Gibitz, for 8 years. They met on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico and hope to do mission work in the future. Abbie received her Bachelors in Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Abbie and Gabe welcomed their second child, Mackenzie Joy, in October 2013.
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Your Lexington Doula
There are dozens of capable doulas in the central Kentucky area (Lexington, Nicholasville, Wilmore, etc.). Why hire Abbie?
Abbie was an integral part of our VBAC success story. She provided excellent pain relief techniques and emotional support throughout the entire labor process. She could tell when I needed to change positions or take a drink of water, and she was ready with gentle suggestions to increase my comfort level as much as possible. Highly recommended!
Contacting Abbie was one of the best decisions I made for pregnancy and birth. She was so informative and helpful. Plus, she is one of the sweetest people around. We ended up having an emergency C-section to safely deliver our little girl. Everything happened so quickly, but Abbie was calm, collected and such wonderful support before, during, and after. We really appreciate her!
You are now more knowledgable — you might know more about birth, about doulas or about me, Abbie. With knowledge comes power and responsibility. So, what is your next step?
Let me encourage you to make your next step to contact me. Set up a free interview.
You owe it to yourself to do something. Your birth is a memory you will never forget. Make it a joyful one.