"Birth matters, and I believe the way a child is brought into the world has an impact on the rest of life. Helping with that transition is an honor."
-Anjli Aurora Hinman
Are you ready to take the next step?
I understand that choosing a doula and photographer is a big decision. I offer complimentary consultations so that we can see if we are a good fit to work together. I want to take time to get to know your goals, and to see if we align! Let's set up a time to get to know each other.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a doula?
Doulas offer endless benefits, including physical and emotional support for both parents, educational tools, and help planning your ideal birth experience. By providing these services, having a doula present at your birth leads to a 39% decrease in the risk of cesarean, a 15% increase in spontaneous vaginal birth (birth without induction), a 10% decrease in the use of medications for pain relief, a 38% decrease in the risk of low 5-minute apgar scores, a 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied by your birth experience, and shorter labors by 41 minutes on average. When deciding if you should hire a doula, I always tell people to ask themselves why they shouldn’t hire a doula?
How do you balance being both a doula and birth photographer? Will my hands-on support be compromised by having both?
When I am hired, I always talk to my families about what the most important aspects of my care are so I can get an idea of how to balance being both a doula and birth photographer to their preference. That being said, taking photos requires very little time and I’ve never found it challenging to provide both hands-on support while also capturing those timeless moments. My role as a doula would never be compromised by taking photos and vice versa.
Is there anything else I should know about you?
I’m truly passionate about birth, health and wellness. I’m open to discovering with you and your family what the best birth options are for you, whether that’s at home, at the birth center or in the hospital. I have a strong background in high-risk birth, with experience in hyperemesis gravidarum, IUGR, placental abnormalities, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Before becoming a doula, I completed my undergraduate degrees in nutrition and biology, giving me a very strong science and medical background. I love supporting birthing people from all walks of life, including LGBTQIA families, BIPOC families, single parents, surrogates, birthers in domestically violent situations, and those who are medically high-risk. Whether you are looking for someone to support your home birth or hospital birth, I am here to support you.
I’m not sure I want birth photography. Can you tell me a little more about why birth photography might be something I want?
It’s not unusual to feel hesitant about having photos taken of a very personal moment in your life. I always want my clients to feel comfortable knowing nothing will be shared without their permission beforehand and you always reserve the right to keep photos private. That being said, the birth of your child is the most important day of your life. It is an incredibly momentous event that can never be recreated. By documenting your birth experience, you will forever be able to relive this moment. I often hear from my clients that seeing their experience from an outside perspective is incredibly powerful and they are so grateful they chose to capture those moments.
I really want a doula, but I’m not sure it’s in my budget. Are you willing to work with me?
I truly believe that anyone who wants a doula, deserves to have one. If having a doula may not be financially possible, please reach out to me to discuss payment plans and to see if you’re eligible for income based sliding scale services. If I am unable to provide care, I will gladly connect you with other doulas that may be available to assist you in your journey.
What areas do you service?
I serve anywhere within 90 minutes of my home in Guyton, GA. This includes Savannah, Pooler, Rincon, Statesboro, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Richmond Hill, Midway and surrounding areas. Anyone more than one hour from me may incur an extra fee for travel.