In 2008, Erica Goehring began helping parents and babies with breastfeeding as an accredited peer support volunteer. As her own family grew, she began expanding her work to professional birth and postpartum doula services.
The mother of five children, Erica knows what a privilege it is to accompany a family on the journey of parenthood. Her goal is for parents to go through the experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting feeling heard, supported, and confident. Erica is particularly committed to enhancing the connection between a birthing parent and the primary birth partner. Every birth experience is as unique as each family, and Erica offers unwavering support for the choices of the individual client.
Erica provides birth services and postpartum care. She is a trained Hypobabies Hypno-Doula, providing support to parents who train in the Hypnobabies method with the program’s specific vocabulary and techniques. Erica offers hourly maternity services for clients who do not wish to have doula care during labor but are looking for information and preparation prior to birth.
Reviews from Erica’s clients:
“Erica was our doula for the birth of our 4th child, and I could not have been happier with the experience and her service! She was incredibly professional, personable, and proactive beforehand to learn my needs, desires, and expectations. She relieved so much stress during labor with her gentle spirit and calming presence. Her unobtrusive yet tangible physical support freed my husband and me to focus on each other emotionally and fully embrace the glorious process of our son coming into the world. I highly recommend Erica if you are looking for a professional, skilled doula with a heart to serve you and your family by relieving stress/anxiety before and during labor and helping you to achieve the birth experience you desire. Thank you, Erica!” ~ Brittany, 2015
“Erica provided doula services for the birth of my second child, a son, on July 29, 2019. Having no family in the area and with a toddler at home, we were in need of a doula to assist with the birth.
After attending a Blessed Arrivals open house, I found Erica to be the best fit for me given her practical approach to birthing and the creation of a birth plan. She fulfilled her contract through her visits, birth assistance and availability, and postnatal visit. She listened and was attentive to my needs. Erica's doula services were a contributing factor to a positive and natural birth experience. I would highly recommend her.” ~ Angelique, 2019