The birth of a baby is a unique and life-changing for a family. For ages, families have been attended by knowledgeable, loving, and trusted people whose sole purpose is to ensure that they are supported, cared for, and helped through the incredible process of bringing a new life into their nest.
As a doula, I know that you are trusting me to be in your most intimate spaces. I know that feeling able to trust the support of that person is invaluable. I am honored that you would consider allowing me to support you through your journey, and I promise never to let you feel judged or to do anything but support you with enthusiasm. As a new family you know what's best for you and I promise to hold space for you and help you.
My birth doula services are individualized to your family's needs. They include one 60 minute prenatal meeting in which I come to your home to discuss your wishes for the birth and to answer any questions you may have about the process while we get to know each other. Then, a second 2-hour prenatal meeting in which I teach an abbreviated version of my childbirth education class. We practice comfort measures, talk about the labor process, and discuss what to expect after the birth.
I provide unlimited phone, text, and email support during business hours throughout the remainder of the pregnancy, and I join you during your labor when you request my presence. I stay with your family until approximately 1-2 hours after the birth, and remain available by phone after I leave.
I provide a 60 minute postpartum follow up visit in your home or in the hospital within ten days of the birth to answer questions, help with feeding and infant care, and provide support.
I would love to meet you and your family and be able to share with you how doula support can benefit your birthing experience.