Doula Services

What is a Doula? "The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily" - DONA

As a birth doula, this is what I do for you:
  • Typically one-two prenatal visit to assess your needs and desires for birth, define and understand our expectations of one another, and provide you with useful tools for labor and birth
  • Birth plan assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you
  • Continuous physical, emotional, and informational support for you and your partner for the duration of labor and birth, to help you hold and move towards the vision you created for your baby’s birth
  • One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period
  • Unlimited phone and e-mail support to answer your questions and offer suggestions and support throughout pregnancy and early labor
If you're interested in setting up a meeting/interview or have any further questions, please contact me. Also, please see the birth doula partnership agreement for more information. 

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