Phone/text/email support. I will be available by email or phone for any questions or concerns from the point that you hire me until 6 weeks after you give birth.
Prenatal visits. I will meet with you two times during your pregnancy for 1-2 hours. During this time we discuss individual needs, your desires in your birth journey, prepare a birth plan, and define my role during your birth. I will demonstrate positions and beneficial exercises during pregnancy and labor, as well as go over various comfort measures.
Access to my lending library
Referrals (if desired) to midwives, doctors, childbirth educators, chiropractors, pelvic floor physical therapists, lactation consultants, etc.
Continuous on call support. I will join you in your home, birth center, or in the hospital as soon as you feel you need my support. After delivery, I will stay during baby’s first feeding and until you feel confident, about 1-2 hours.
Postpartum visit. I will come to your home for 1 postpartum meeting, 1-3 weeks after birth. This will consist of 1-2 hours of support to address any questions or concerns, provide postpartum and feeding support, talk about how your birth played out, and offer resources as needed.
As your birth doula I:
- Understand the physiology of birth, the process of labor, and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
- Will assist you in preparing for and carrying out your birth plan
- Will provide emotional and physical support through position changes and comfort measures
- Will stay with you throughout the entire labor and delivery supporting you
- Will support you during your postpartum period up to 6 weeks
What is a Doula?
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek word meaning, “a woman who serves” and is now referred to a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and educational support for the mother during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.