"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear."
After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, as your doula I am committed to your health and the well-being of your growing family. I provide up to 3 prenatal visits (depending on when you hire me) to discuss your pregnancy preparation and desire for birth. We review important things such as nutrition, baby positioning, and any issues you are having in your pregnancy that I may be able to help with.
From our initial meeting all the way through your pregnancy and delivery, I take the time to get to know you to discover your concerns and your needs. I’m always available via text, email, and/or phone to provide you with the continuous emotional and physical support you need. I will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.
I am on call for you 24/7 two weeks before and after your due date. When you go into labor, we will keep in touch to decide when I should meet you at home or your birthing location. During your labor and birth I provide unwavering support through the use of comfort and pain coping techniques, such as acupressure, emotional encouragement and support, support of your spouse/partner and birth team, relaxation, and help with malpresentation to lower chances of interventions.
After your birth I will stay with you for a short while (usually 1-2 hours) until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. I will also help with initial breastfeeding, if desired.
I will follow up with a postpartum home visit within two weeks of delivery. During this time, I will review the birth with you and offer recommendations for necessary resources you may need such as a lactation consultant, product advice, baby care classes, etc.