What is a Birth Doula?
A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. Whether it’s a family’s first baby or their tenth, a doula can help make the birth and postpartum experience better.
Countless scientific trials examining doula care demonstrate remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family.
Initial 30 minutes consult to ensure I’m the doula for you;
2 in-person Prenatal visits;
Unlimited phone/text/email support from the time of hire until 3 weeks postpartum;
On-call for birth 24/7 from 38 weeks until birth;
Continuous labor & birth support at home, hospital, or birth center;
Photos during labor and birth, if desired;
1 in-person Postpartum visit.
An opportunity to meet and to learn client’s preferences. Providing information and education as needed, I utilize these visits to help the pregnant person and any support person(s) work through questions, concerns or feelings about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Advanced understanding of birth expectations and preferences, health history, preferred coping mechanisms and support needs will help me fulfill my role as your birth doula.
LABOR AND CHILDBIRTH SUPPORT
As your birth doula, it is my scope to provide continuous support from the moment I am called until after you are settled in post-delivery. I draw on my extensive training, knowledge, and background to offer you emotional, physical, and informational support to help you have the best birth experience possible. As all Doulas, I do not provide medical advice or services but will help you and your support partner understand your options so that you can make well-informed decisions. I work for you and bring to each birth a warm heart, nonjudgmental support, and confident advocacy, helping you to make sweet memories from this special day.
Within 2 weeks of delivery, I will plan to meet with you in your home to review the birth experience and relive the details of labor and delivery as desired. I am there to listen empathetically, validate your feelings and help you process all that comes along with the birth of a child! I am also committed to providing necessary resources to ensure safe and appropriate healing in the postpartum period, check in on you and baby and offer support, and resources.
As a special bonus to my clients, I provide photography taken from your own camera. I am not a professional photographer, but I am able to capture special moments and gift you the opportunity to revisit your memories from beautiful images.
"The evidence suggests that expectant mothers matched with a doula have better birth outcomes. Every birthing person desiring the support of a Doula should have that support."
I am a PALS Certified Birth Doula, and also a contractor with the Swedish Doula Program
Birth Doula Service fee is $2000