I am first and foremost a:
Facilitator of Healing
Avid Book Lover
Long Walk Taker
Lover of Animals
Tarot Card Reader
Birth work is shadow work. To be in the trenches with families who have to dig deeply into their own strength, is a gift to witness and be apart of.
My journey began in 2012 as I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I continued to see my OB/GYN but knew in my heart that birthing in the hospital was not right for me and my family. I chose to start seeing a home birth midwife at the same time and really loved how intimate and informative the meetings with her were.
Most of my family disagreed with my decision at first. People assume some very negative things about home birth and home birth midwives. I did my research, and knew that this was the best plan of action for myself.
As my due-date approached, my OB stated that I would be induced soon if my labor had not started. I chose then to discontinue care with that provider. 4 weeks later I delivered my daughter at home, in the water with no serious complications. It was a life-changing experience to say the least.
After that experience, I knew how important supporting birthing women was. I decided to begin my birth work journey.
Since 2014 I have earned my birth & postpartum doula certifications, as well as attained a 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher certification.
Serving as a home-birth midwifery assistant for over 2 years allowed me to witness many versions of normal physiologic birth. It strengthened my own internal knowledge that birthing people contain all that they need to birth their baby.
Megan Alam - Owner of DMDS
Certified Labor Doula
Certified Postpartum Doula