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.