The Greek word doula means woman caregiver...A trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her partner continuous emotional support, physical support, and assistance in obtaining information before, during, and just after childbirth.
I realize that all women are different with regards to what they desire and need throughout labor and delivery. My goal is to work closely with you to provide the level of support that will enable you to have the birth experience that you desire.
During your labor I can utilize a number of measures to increase your comfort level. Comfort measures can include (but are not limited to):
-Utilization of rebozo and/or counter pressure
-Offering ideas of different laboring positions
Birth Doula Services Include:
-Complimentary consultation where we can get to know one another, discuss questions that you may have, and determine whether we are a good fit
-Once I'm hired as your birth doula, I like to have an initial meeting where we get to know each other further and discuss your pregnancy and general goals regarding your birth. If interested, I am also available to work with you to create meal plans and exercise goals to promote a healthy pregnancy.
-As your due date gets closer, I like to have another meeting at your home with immediate family members who will be attending the birth. At this meeting we will discuss your thoughts and hopes for the birth and answer any questions that you or family members might have. This is also a great opportunity for us to go through your birth pan--don't worry, if you haven't written one, I am more than happy to help.
-While I am available for emails, phone calls, and text messages throughout your pregnancy, I will be on call 24 hrs a day for the two weeks leading up to your delivery. Once active labor begins, I will continuously stay by your side until the birth of your little one.
-After you give birth, I will typically stay for an additional 1-2 hours to support you during initial breast feeding
-I like you see you within 1-2 weeks postpartum to check on you and your new love, answer any questions that you may have, aid in breast feeding support, and discuss your overall thoughts about the birth
Services in a Nutshell:
-1-2 prenatal visits
-Available to aid in menu planning to promote a healthy pregnancy
-Full access to a comprehensive list of pregnancy/birth resources along with access to my lending library
-continuous support through labor and delivery and initial breast feeding
-At least 1 visit postpartum
-Full access to me via text, email, phone calls throughout pregnancy
-On call 24 hrs/day for 2 weeks leading up to delivery
-15% discount on placenta encapsulation and postpartum belly binding
Birth Doula Services are currently offered at an introductory price of $600 (normally $1000), however I'm willing to work with clients that need financial assistance or payment plans