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Doula Care

Doula (n.)

A doula is a person who is trained to provide continuous one-on-one care, as well as information, physical support, and emotional support to birthing persons and their partners.

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Providing accessible birth and postpartum doula care for all.

As a doula, I am an advocate for a positive birth experience. I support all types of births. My goal is to support you wherever or however you want to give birth. Karasi strives to provide accessible birth and postpartum doula care to all birthing people. 

What To Expect

Choosing a doula to be part of your parenthood journey means that you will have a certified support person who will help you advocate for the type of birth you desire. We specialize in providing non-judgmental, evidence-based information and compassionate care as you move through your pregnancy and the birth of your child.

The presence of a doula has been linked to shorter labor with fewer complications, reduced need for pain medications and unnecessary medical interventions, lower c-section rates, less fear/anxiety surrounding birth and increased feelings of satisfaction with birth.

We will have 1 or 2 prenatal visits in your home or somewhere else you feel comfortable. During these visits, we’ll discuss your preferences for labor, labor positions, relaxation tips and what to expect so that you can feel confident, relaxed and ready when birthing begins. I also provide all of my clients with affirmations and art activities! I offer unlimited email and phone/text support and will be on-call for you starting in week 37.

Once labor is established, I will come to you either at your home or I will meet you where you plan to give birth. I will come when you call. It’s totally up to you and when you think you’ll need my support. I will stay with you throughout the duration of the birth and will work to make sure you and your partner are comfortable and informed.

 

 

People don’t tell you about what happens after the baby is born. I offer immediate postpartum care and make sure you are supported through everything that comes next. I will remain at the hospital until you are situated and ready to rest. I will also provide, one follow-up visit in your home to celebrate your triumphs, unpack your birth and provide you with any resources or referrals you may need. Additional postpartum care can be purchased as well.

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FAQs

Your Questions Answered

I happily support families in Northern NJ (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union Counties). I may support the NYC Metro area on a case by case basis. I also have a virtual doula package available.

As your doula I am just another part of your support team. I will not replace anyone on your support team because this is their moment as well. I will help your loved one to feel empowered to support you and play an active role in the journey. I’m their doula too!

 

I support ALL types of birth. It’s not my job to judge you, I believe every birthing person should have the support of a doula no matter where they choose to give birth.

I offer virtual packages as well as custom birth and postpartum packages based on your family’s needs and budget. Each package includes affirmations, art, birth plan assistance and any other resources/support you may need. Contact me here to inquire about your options and include your budget and expected due date.

Doulas are not medical professionals, and the following tasks are not performed by doulas:

  • They do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring
  • They do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions
  • They do not make decisions for the client (medical or otherwise)
  • They do not pressure the birthing person into certain choices just because that’s what they prefer
  • They do not take over the role of the partner
  • They do not catch the baby
  • They do not change shifts (although some doulas may call in their back-up after 12-24 hours)

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