Hi, I’m Mary Susan! I am a DONA International certified Birth Doula serving Hershey, PA and the surrounding areas. I was certified by DONA in 2020 and have also been a credentialed Birth and Bereavement Doula through Stillbirthday since 2015.
As a doula, I believe in the incredible, innate strength of women’s bodies and the partners who support them. I believe that knowledge is power and I am constantly striving to learn. I promote evidence-based research, I support the empowerment of women and families, and I deeply believe that birth is a beautiful mix of physical, spiritual, emotional forces all coming together to create one of the most profound events in the human experience. I also think that birth can be pretty fun.
Outside of birth work, I’m the mother of four, a Catholic convert, former English teacher and children’s librarian, and a hand embroidery artist. (Basically nailing it on the old lady status.) I’m originally from Texas and I moved to Cleveland with my family in 2012 and stayed for the weather and the pierogis. After ten incredible years in Cleveland, my family has relocated to Hershey, Pennsylvania. While I’m still new to the area, I’m excited to explore and enjoy everything PA has to offer! I love to laugh, I attempt to journal, and I think Mr. Rogers hung the moon. Thank you for visiting me here at Bright Birth…I hope to connect with you soon!