My name is Michelle Sanchez and I am a wife, mom of three, and a follower of Jesus. I was born and raised in Torrance, Ca but am currently living in Phoenix, Az. I am a Birth Boot Camp® trained and certified Doula.
I have had three unmedicated, natural births; one in a hospital overseas, one water-birth at a birthing center & one water-birth at home. I am super passionate about empowering women to have amazing births through knowledge & education and trusting in their God-given bodies and abilities.
I believe that with the right preparation & support you can have an amazing birth experience. I would love to join your birth team to help you achieve your own amazing birth.
"WHEN YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU VIEW BIRTH, THE WAY YOU BIRTH WILL CHANGE."
Why as a society have we always been taught to fear birth? Yes, birth is hard… and it may be the hardest thing you ever do, but when you are properly prepared and have a supportive birth team around you, I believe it can be the most amazing experience in your life.
I believe that most women are able to have a natural and un-medicated birth if they so desire. I also believe that in some cases there are reasons for some medical interventions.
With evidence-based research, you have the power to decide how and where you will give birth. I would love to come alongside you and help empower, educate and support you however you choose to give birth.
"Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic."
― Ina May Gaskin
I have been trained through Birth Boot Camp as a certified doula.
Other training includes:
- The use of the rebozo method
Tailoring comfort measures to your individual needs
Hands-on physical support
Verbal instruction & encouragement
I have taken lactation intensives classes for birth professionals, and am able to support your breastfeeding journey.
I have taken classes on the anatomy of the placenta and am pursuing my APPA certificate in placenta encapsulation.
I am pursuing my certificate from the Peristeam Hydrotherapist Institute to better facilitate vaginal steams as wellness and postpartum treatment.