A birth doula is a companion who provides families with continuous support during labor and birth. As your doula I provide judgment free support.
What it looks like...
~Physical support includes the use of massage, pressure, and soothing touch. I will create a calm environment, assist in water therapy, and help keep you nourished.
~Emotional support will leave you feeling a sense of pride and empowerment after the birth. Examples of emotional support are words of encouragement and praise, helping to see the situation more positively, keeping you company, showing that I care for you, and helping you debrief after the birth.
~ Informational support includes guiding you and your partner through labor and suggesting techniques like breathing, relaxation, movement, and changing positions. I will help you find evidence based information about your options, and help explain medical procedures.
I will support you in your right to make decisions about your body and your baby. I will use advocacy techniques such as encourage you to ask questions and speak up for what you want. Research has shown that labor support from Doulas is both risk-free and highly effective. Adding a Doula to a supportive partner reduced the rick of cesarean rates from 25% down to 13%. In the case of induction the cesarean rate is 59% with a partner alone, and 13% when partners and doulas worked together. Continuous labor support is one of the most important and basic needs for birthing people.
All Birth Services Include:
Free initial consult to insure we are a good fit (1 hour)
Unlimited phone, text, email support for any pregnancy or birth related topics.
Access to my ever growing lending library of pregnancy, birth and parenting books.
On call for birth from starting at 38 weeks
Continual physical emotional and informational support throughout the labor and birth of your baby.
Backup doula will be provided if for any reason I cannot make it or labor is long.
Use of essential oils during labor
Use of TENs Machine
2 prenatal visits (2 hours each) During which we will go over the following:
~ Help Preparing a custom birth plan (free access to Motherboard Birth App $50 value) ~ Discuss any fears or questions ~Basic Birth education ~Basic Breastfeeding Education ~Basic baby care
Will remain with you 1-2 hours immediately after the birth to assist with breastfeeding and getting settled
Photos during labor, and right after birth
1 postpartum visit during the first week after birth (1-2 hours) This visit is to:
~Talk about your birth experience ~Assist with any feeding issues ~Check in on how recovery is going ~Admire your baby!
Payment Options: EMT, Square, or paypal. *Payment plans can be discussed * Birth Clients receive 25% off childbirth classes *15% discount on postpartum packages if birth package is purchased.