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Partner gently touches a laboring person's pregnant belly during a waterbirth. Hydrotherapy for childbirth with Durham birthkeeper.

Life Bringers.

There is so much beauty here. 

Beauty, and magic, and oxytocin flowing- the love hormone. The one that makes us laugh, and cry, and heal. When we snuggle, or kiss, or birth. 
In birth, hormones also makes us forget, and this day is so worth remembering. 

You want to remember every moment, every detail, this is the beginning of everything.

You want a birth team that can help create an organic everlasting experience, one you will look back on with joy and peace.

You need someone who can hold space for you, while you bring life forth.

Your birth story matters; it deserves to be cherished, to be remembered, to be supported. 

Birth is more then something that just happens to us.

It is within us, a sacred becoming, a promise, a breath not yet exhaled...

A mother and father holding their newborn after a home birth

I support, document, and believe in every type of birth.

Home birth

Unassisted birth

Outdoor birth

Hospital birth

Epidural birth

Cesarean birth

Lotus birth

Gentle cesarean birth

Lotus cesarean birth

NICU experiences

Suragacy stories

Miscarriage birth

Still birth

LGBTQIA friendly, advocate for women's rights, trans rights, human rights, advocate against racism, against asian hate, and against obstetric violence of any kind. 


Birth is a path, a way. It reminds us that we have great power within. If we let it, if we become willing sojourners on this journey, it can open us up to our heart of hearts. Here we will find a place to walk forth with bare feet. We will find magic, life, a little wildwood of opportunity.


If we let it, it will change us; bring us closer to God, closer to our true selves, closer

to one another and to the life that pulses through us all. 

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A birth mother laughing in joy before her cesarean. Birth photography by Wildwood Birthkeeper.
A baby reaches for her mom, they are in awe of each other after a home water birth in Raleigh, NC
A mother after birth, snuggling her oldest and youngest daughter. Birthkeeper in Greensboro, NC

My dear mothers, I believe in you and your ability to birth. I believe that with the right team supporting you, your birth can be everything your soul needs it to be. I believe that birth should be left a little wild, that it can not truly (and should not) be controlled. While I honor the sacredness of medicine(herbal and otherwise), and am immensely grateful for its use when needed, I do not believe that pregnancy is a sickness or something to be managed. I believe in informed consent, true options and limitless choices. I believe in family centered birth, and believe that a women deserves to have anyone and everyone she wants present at her birth. I believe humanity trumps policy. I believe in miracles, in prayer, and in the wisdom of all the mothers and birth workers who have come before us. 


I also believe in art, in honoring the stories of birth. I believe birth photography can change hearts, empower women, and bring us great healing. 

I believe in divine timing, fate, and connections. 

If you are reading this right now, perhaps there is a reason. 

Lets go have a cup of tea, or coffee, and explore the possibilities.    


- Your Birthkeeper

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Truly, each birth space changes me, changes my shape and my heart, touching me with more. More experience, more stories, more whispers of love and loss and magic. I accept these gifts humbly and try to leave a bit of myself behind. I am like water, flowing, and soothing, molding to fit each glass I am poured into. I leave dew drops on flowers and carry seashells in my pockets. Birth is where my heart works. I am a gentle spirit, with a deep soul and the gift of empathy. I use it to serve mothers, fathers, and families of all shapes and sizes. I will, hold space for you. For your story, your dreams, your losses, for each life you create and sustain.

I would love to share with you, more about who I am, and how I came to this calling. You can visit my about me page titled "Meet your Birthkeeper" or get in touch, we can grab a cup of coffee, some invisible string, and start weaving the place in our tapestries where our connection begins. 

My name is in the wind. 
I am on a soul journey of my own, and in the process of a legal name change. For all documentation purposes(on contracts and such) I am using my given name, Leann Allen, and will continue to do so until the process is complete.
For all personal and spiritual purposes, I have taken on my new name. My first name is CordeliaGrey. My whole name is CordeliaGrey Oriana Allen. Clients may use either name during this shift. 


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