Our services include support Before, During, and After pregnancy and birth in any trimester. If this is your first pregnancy or your 20th, Noble Strength Birth Services is here to support you! Our role as your childbirth educator, doula, or placenta encapsulator is to provide you with information and resources so YOU can make the best decision for your family.

We hope by providing this support when you tell your story of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum you tell it with wonderful memories and a smile on your face. We pray that if enough people have these stories hopefully one day we all can welcome and respect birth and the postpartum period as the sacred time that it is.

About

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AUDREY noun: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “strength.”

AUDREY
noun: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “strength.”

AUDREY THORP
Childbirth, Postpartum, & Bereavement Doula (SBD)
Childbirth Educator - HypnoBirthing® & Standard
Placenta Encapsulator

“My husband and I tried for over three years to get pregnant with our first baby. Those three years of "unexplained infertility" were heartbreaking to say the least, but on a positive note it gave me the time to research and study anything and everything pregnancy, labor, and birth related I could get my hands on. I now look at this as a gift that I never intended on using outside of personal use, but here I am!”

The Elephant

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Circle of Life by David Yarrow Photography

Circle of Life by David Yarrow Photography

I was in my 4th trimester with my first babe when I came across these beautiful words. As soon as I finished reading the story below, I knew I had to do something involving supporting others during their journey of labor, birth, and postpartum.

"In the wild, when a mama elephant is giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama cannot even be seen in the middle. They stomp and kick up dirt and soil to throw attackers off the scent and basically act like a pack of badasses.

They surround the mama and incoming baby in protection, sending a clear signal to predators that if they want to attack their friend while she is vulnerable, they'll have to get through 40 tons of female aggression first.

When the baby elephant is delivered, the sister elephants do two things: they kick sand or dirt over the newborn to protect its fragile skin from the sun, and then they all start trumpeting, a female celebration of new life, of sisterhood, of something beautiful being born in a harsh, wild world despite enemies and attackers and predators and odds..."
-Jen Hatmaker

I meditated on these words for almost a year before I finally decided how I wanted to serve, and when I did I knew these magnificent creatures would be involved in my services as a form of inspiration. The symbolic meaning of the elephant are as follows; power, peace, wisdom, memory, happiness, longevity, determination, family / community, creation / maternal, nobility, and strength. All of which are needed as one goes through labor, birth, postpartum, and parenthood. These are the exact characteristics I aim to provide when I join your birth and postpartum team.