About Amy Hoyt
My name is Amy Hoyt and, first and foremost, I am a wife to an amazing man, and mama to four incredible children.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, United States, I've had the honor of discovering various parts of the world while following my husband's work.
Every one of my own births have been unique, teaching me something new about birth, my body, myself. I am grateful for each of my experiences which have given me a gift to carry with me into the world of birth service.
Birth is a remarkable event in the life of a family. Many people believe that birth is only one day in a life, just something to get through to bring forth a baby. But to me, birth is so much more than that. It is experiencing the full expanse of womanhood. And that experience, whether good or bad, will be carried with you throughout your life.
I took my first doula training in 2003 and was amazed at the world that opened up to me. I was hooked! I took my Bradley teacher training in 2004 to expand my services. In 2010 I certified through Childbirth International's birth doula program. Because a lot of the work I did already incorporated breastfeeding support, I decided to go for my breastfeeding counselor certification as well. And then, just to round things out, became certified as a postpartum doula. This work of helping mothers become mothers is so very rewarding, it really becomes addictive! In 2011 I was hired on by Childbirth International to become one of their doula trainers. It is my pleasure to help other women become birth workers, spreading this women-to-women support throughout the world. As of 2014, I've been enrolled in Midwives College of Utah to begin my work toward becoming a midwife. I should graduate with a bachelors in midwifery degree in 2018 and take my exam to become a Certified Professional Midwife.
It is my hope that through my work I will be able to get across to the women with whom I work that what they are doing matters. You matter. Mothering matters. You are amazing, and you should be loved and cherished and supported in your efforts in being a mother. Creating a child, bringing forth that child into the world, caring for, nourishing and nurturing that child is so very important. What you are doing matters and you deserve to be honored!