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Childbirth is one of the handful of truly universal, primal human experiences.  Each one of us has been born, and many, many of us will share the joy of giving birth to or watching our own children come into the world.  Our heritage of wisdom about birth is ancient, and from this we understand that birth is both an intuitive and a communal event.  Doulas providing support to women during their birthing time are a link in this chain of history and community and can help women chart their own personal path to birth and beyond. 

I believe in the inner strength and wisdom of women.  I also believe that birth is a normal, natural process and that given proper support, including the ability to make informed decisions about their birth, women will find that they intuitively understand how best to give birth to their babies.  I am here to help provide that support - by helping connect families to quality information that can help you decide what's right for you, by helping women manage the physiological challenges of childbirth, and by helping to create a safe and nurturing space in which to experience the emotional and spiritual transformation of birthing.  Every birthing woman deserves dignity and respect, and every woman has the right to self-determination throughout the journey of birthgiving.  As a doula, my role is to honor and affirm the birthing process and the choices women and their families make. 

Giving birth is a defining event that mothers will carry in their hearts and memories for the rest of their lives, and the way they are cared for during that time profoundly shapes their recollection of that experience. I would be honored to help your family birth joyfully and consciously and to have the birth that you envision.
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NurtureWays is dedicated to fostering informed choice and to bringing professional, compassionate pregnancy, labor, and postpartum support to women and families in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas.  

Courtney Shinaberry, CD(DONA), HCHD is a DONA certified birth doula and Hypnobabies
® certified Hypnodoula serving Central Kentucky, including Lexington, Nicholasville, Versailles, Berea, Frankfort, Georgetown, Winchester, Danville, Harrodsburg, Wilmore, Midway, Paris, Richmond, Mt. Sterling, and Lawrenceburg.

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