Contact me for a free consultation. I want you to know that I am the right partner to travel with you through your pregnancy and birth. We will use this consultation to decide if I am the right fit for you.
Phone & Email Support
I will provide continuous phone and email support throughout your pregnancy and postpartum period. If you have questions or concerns I can be a sounding board and provide you with helpful resources.
My services include between 3-5 prenatal visits. During these visits we will discuss how I can best support you at your birth, any concerns you are having and comfort measures that I can provide. We will also use these visits for prenatal education.
I am educated in the physiology of birth and can provide you with information and valuable resources so that you can make educated decisions for yourself.
I will provide you with continuous physical and emotional support during labor. Studies show that when women are given continual, uninterrupted support their need for pain relief and artificial oxytocin (pitocin) is not as great and rates of c-section are reduced.
Baby’s first feeding Support
I will remain with you to help facilitate breastfeeding and assist you with any issues that you may have. I can also refer you to lactation specialists if problems persist.
Postpartum follow-up visit
In my normal services I offer one postpartum follow-up visit to ensure that you and baby are well and not in need of further support. At this visit we will also talk about and process your birth story. My services are unique in that, for an additional fee, I will also offer postpartum services for as long as you need.
For parents that need additional community support I can provide referrals to lactation specialists, food services and other trusted resources.
As a Doula, I do not:
Perform any clinical tasks
I am not a medical professional, and as such I will not take urine samples, blood pressure, fetal heart tones or perform other medical tasks during pregnancy or birth.
Make decisions for you
I will NEVER make decisions for you. I believe that you are wise, strong and the ONLY person that is capable of making the decisions that are right for you. I can provide you with resources to help you make difficult decisions for yourself and then I will wholly support you in whatever decision you make.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I will, however, tell you what is happening around you to the best of my ability, and I will remind you of your voice and help you to speak for yourself. I will educate you on your rights and assist you in upholding them.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
Your journey is your own and my job is to walk with you in it. Just because something is right for one woman does not mean it is right for the next. I will help you in the way that you see fit.