What is a Doula
A Doula is a professionally trained labor companion who provides new and expecting parents continuous emotional, physical and informational support to help educate, comfort and encourage them in their birth and parenting journeys before, during and after childbirth.
A Doula stands by the side of a woman and her family as she walks through the doors of motherhood for the first time, or entering a new season as an existing mother. A Doula recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life. A Doula understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.
As a Doula, I:
Provide Emotional & Physical Support
I provide customized support and comfort measures that can include, guided breathing techniques, massage, position changes, an objective viewpoint to focus on and an overall goal to work towards to help alleviate anxiety and promote comfort. I will accommodate Mom's wishes for her birth environment and support her birth partner in the best way that supports her wishes. I will provide full trust in Mom's strength and ability to birth the way she chooses. I will always respect my client's privacy and maintain strict confidentiality. I will always be available and I support all births and families: hospital birth, home birth, VBAC, multiples, medicated births, unmedicated births, couples, LGBTQIA families, co-parents, adoptive parents, single parents, teen parents and surrogate families.
Provide Informational Support
I will provide information to assist with making informed decisions placing questions and concerns at ease. I will Provide several resources within the community as well as informative websites and helpful reference guides. I am available 24hrs. to assist you with questions about when you should go to the hospital or am I experiencing contractions. I am here to clarify the gray areas with full support.
I will ensure Mom's birth wishes and goals remain in place. I will encourage and empower Mom and mom's partner through positive reflection of mom's strength and abilities to birth and her overall goal. I will always seek to obtain additional information and techniques that benefit and support each unique family.
Birth Doula Support
Birth planning appointment (2 hours)
Prenatal meeting (1 hour)
24-hour phone and email support after contract signing
24-hour on-call availability 2 weeks before expected due date until birth for physical labor support.
Guaranteed back-up coverage
Unlimited physical and emotional support during labor and birth
Baby's first latch/feeding support
Postpartum support (up to 2 hours after birth)
Available for questions and support up to 1 week after birth day
1 home postpartum visit up to 2 months after birth day
Birth Doula Support Investment
*Clients paying in full at agreement signing will receive 5% off, reduced military and returning families rates available. A non-refundable $250 retainer is due with the signed agreement. All balances are due 2 weeks prior to delivery, payment plans are always welcome and payment option available.