- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is Boise, Idaho
When it became apparent that the treatment was no longer working and she was facing the end of her life, she came to live with me in my home to die in a familiar place with loved ones surrounding her.
She and I had witnessed how death was done in a hospital setting and she decided the right course for her was to be at home. This allowed us to travel a transformative journey that was both painful and beautiful, as friends and family gathered to comfort her and one another and say their goodbyes. The experience for me was profound, yet I also wished there was another role present that I could not put my finger on.
When I had out-of-hospital births with my children, I had an amazing doula beside me. I longed for that kind of role and support at the end of my mom's life, but I didn't even know there was such a thing.
Years later I would come to know the term Death Doula or End of Life Doula and my whole being lit up. I knew that this was the role I had needed years before during my mother's hospice time and that I could fill this gap in the lives of others.