When I was starting my labor support practice, something I had a really hard time with was choosing a business name. I wanted to find something that had a good sound, sent a message, and fit my style. Daisies have always been a favorite flower of mine and they fit my personality and beliefs as a doula. Here's how:
Joy. A daisy is such a fun flower. I love to be able to provide a positive presence in a birthing place and even invite lightness and laughter when appropriate.
Blooming. A flower is a lovely metaphor for what happens to a woman as she becomes a mother. I have seen women rise to the challenge in such beautiful ways as they open their hearts to new life and incredible love. I firmly believe that childbirth can be a sweet time of flourishing, not suffering and this belief grounds my practice as a doula.
Rootedness. Just as a flower withers without water, oxygen and sunlight, a woman bringing her baby into the world needs the nourishment of love, support and confidence from the people around her. One of the things I love most is witnessing and helping a woman's loved ones find ways to nurture and encourage her as only they can.
Boldness. With it's bright colors, a daisy can't hide. Something I feel passionate about is helping a family find confidence in the birth process and the information they need to be able to voice what is important to them.
The last reason is personal and just sweet. My husband wrote a song for me a few years ago comparing me to a daisy, and it is still one of the best compliments he has given me.
I'm Katie. Owner and operator of Daisy Doula birth services, wife, mama, friend, singer, cook, amateur photographer, and a PNW gal born and raised. Here I explore birth, motherhood, and beauty in the daily humdrum.