Who We Are
Hope’s Embrace is dedicated to making birth support accessible to all. Frequently, we’ve encountered stories of longing where individuals express, “I wish I had known” or “if only someone had been there to help.” At Hope’s Embrace, we are that support – a guiding presence throughout the journey.
The saying “it takes a village” holds true and the communal support used to extend beyond birth, encompassing pregnancy, labor, birth, and childhood. At Hope’s Embrace, we strive to revive and nurture that village spirit.
We contribute to fostering that village by providing doulas to anyone in need, regardless of financial capacity. Our aim is to stand alongside women, offering support throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.
Hope’s Embrace envisions creating a secure birth environment that empowers parents and instills confidence in their decision-making. We believe that a positive birth experience contributes to a positive postpartum experience, and we are committed to facilitating that journey.
How We Started
“See a need, fill a need” is a mantra our founder learned during her childhood. It serves as the foundation for the journey at Hope’s Embrace. Our venture has been a profound odyssey dedicated to bridging the gap in birth support across socio-economic classes. We were determined to extend our services to lower-income families, and after persistent efforts, we discovered a viable solution. In April 2016, we embarked on our mission and attended our first birth. By November of the same year, we attained our official 501c3 status.
What We Do
Hope’s Embrace is dedicated to eliminating the regret of “I wish I had known” in the realm of childbirth. Our approach is centered on active listening without judgment, providing unwavering support, and offering valuable resources and information. We refrain from imposing our own opinions on birth; instead, we engage in open discussions about options, empowering you to make informed choices throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
Acknowledging the unpredictability of life, we initiate prenatal discussions about contingency plans in case things don’t unfold as anticipated. We firmly believe that a positive birth experience extends beyond the desired outcome; it encompasses the assurance that your voice is heard, your preferences matter, and you are treated with respect.
It’s important to note that we are not medical professionals, and any guidance offered should not be construed as medical advice. We do not perform clinical tasks, and for specific questions, it is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider.