Founder & Director of New Creation Birth Services
Marriage & Family Therapist Student/Intern
Birth, Bereavement, & Postpartum Doula
Childbirth Educator - Placenta Encapuslator
Susanna is the mother of nine children, five amazing humans here on earth and 4 babies in heaven. It was out of her experiences with each of those children that she was inspired to walk along side other families as they become parents.
Susanna has been a birth doula since 2010. In April of the same year she founded New Creation Birth Services in order to create a place for families and birth professionals alike to have resources and support.
She enjoys educating and equipping families to have the birth experiences they desire. In addition she loves training and encouraging new birth workers.
Susanna is also a graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in the Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling program and a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with Called to Peace Ministries. She feels becoming a therapist will enhance her role at New Creation by allowing her to equip families to have the best start possible.
"The best example of how Susanna immediately added value was when she arrived at our house at 3am. I had the bags packed and ready to go to the hospital. My wife had achieved the 5-1-1 mark with her contractions, so I went to work contacting our neighbors and hospital that we were on our way! But our doula was wise and helped my wife through a contraction and it was obvious she was much better at coaching my wife through these than I was. Susanna really shined as she calmly coached and massaged my wife through contractions. So we resettled into the house and labored there for another 4 hours in the comfort of our home before going to the hospital for a delivery at the perfect time. It was amazing to see a seasoned professional in her element. Meanwhile, I could contribute in a meaningful way without the responsibility of knowing everything to say and do."
Susanna was an incredible doula. During labor, her presence was calming. My tendency was to panic and say I wasn't able to keep going. Susanna helped me think rightly by helping control my breathing and making me say "I can do this". Having her there during my labor made a huge difference in the overall experience---it was as positive as birth can be! Not only was I thankful Susanna was there, but my husband was as well. Having a second person able to help me through contractions and just be with me allowed him to take short breaks without feeling like he was deserting me. I would recommend Susanna to anyone looking for a doula!