Every woman deserves a doula. “Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.” ~Claudia Lowe
From pregancy to motherhood, I've got you covered.
My support as your doula starts right from the date of hire. I am available for you for questions and information regarding your wellness and care, emotional support and referrals for your needs. We'll build upon this relationship during our personal, in home prenatal visits where we'll get to know each other, explore your birth options, your postpartum needs and prepare for the big day by discussing and practicing comfort measures and techniques. I'm there for you throughout your pregnancy and stay in close contact as your birth day gets near and I go on call for you 24/7 at 38 weeks. My support doesn't stop once your baby arrives. I make sure everyone is settled in and needs are met after delivery. I'm there for you up to 6 weeks postpartum to help you navigate life with your new family member via phone/text support.
BIRTH SERVICES Continuous phone/text/email support from date of hire through birth and 6 weeks postpartum 1-2 in home prenatal visits Assistance with exploring and writing out your birth preferences Complete support throughout your labor and delivery followed by 1-2 hours postpartum care with breastfeeding assistance 1 postpartum visit access to local and online resource list Feeling a sense of security, knowing that you are not in this alone, you are being supported every step of the way and are in caring, knowledgable hands.
My fee for birth doula services is $1200
BENEFITS OF HAVING A DOULA
What does a doula do? Provides information and helps a mother sort through all of her options regarding her care. Provides continuous emotional and physical support and reassurance. Helps facilitate clear communication between the mother and her care providers. Nurtures the mother and uses comfort measures and techniques including physical touch, breathing, relaxation, moving and changing positions during labor. Provides support to and looks after the mother's birth partner.
What a doula does NOT do: Doulas are NOT medical professionals. They do not perform any clinical or medical tasks. They do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions. They do not deliver your baby. They do not take over the role of your husband or partner.
Studies have shown that with the continuous support of a doula women experience: ~ less need for epidurals and use of Pitocin ~less chance of a cesarean section ~shorter labors ~ greater chance at a spontaneous vaginal birth ~greater satisfaction with their labor and birth experience