Southwest Louisiana Birth Services
was founded from a sense of gratitude for wonderful and empowering birth experiences and wanting to share what helped us attain that.
We have had eight amazing (and very different) natural childbirths. Using skills we learned in The Bradley Method® classes combined with other trainings (including Spinning Babies and Rebozo workshops) and great support teams, our births have been amazing experiences. Our first birth was a long but completely natural and unmedicated hospital birth. Our second son was in our arms less than two hours after the first recognizable contraction. Our next five births each unfolded in unique ways-especially our youngest twins' births. I am very thankful that we had been adequately prepared for a wide range of experiences by our teacher and doula. The simple decision in our first pregnancy to become educated and have good support completely changed the outcome of our birth, as well as the shape of our family through our next seven children. Birth has been my passion ever since! I am excited to share what we have learned (foremost being that birth can be unpredictable, so you cannot be overprepared).
As a labor doula, I hope to facilitate mothers feeling supported, informed, and confident, so that they can birth in peace.
It is an honor to help parents navigate this exciting time!
2019 Gena Kirby Rebozo/doula workshop
2018 Evidence Based Birth Professional development
2017 - Stillbirthday Doula training
2017 - HypnoBabies HypnoDoula certification
2016 - FY Gena Kirby, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Patrick Houser - Austin, TX
2015 - Spinning Babies by Gail Tulley - Dallas, TX
2015 - Certified Apprentice Program, Gena Kirby - New Oreans, LA
2015 - Affiliated Bradley Method Instructor - AAHCC
2014 - Bradley Method Instructor Training - Ft Worth, TX
2002 - The Bradley Method 12 week course - LA
2001 - The Bradley Method course - LA