It's an honor to be chosen to be your doula, and it is a great privilege to attend each special birth. I attend home, birth center, and hospital births to help welcome your beautiful baby into the world. No matter how you birth your baby, you will receive the caring, non judgmental attentive support you deserve. Anyone can benefit from having a birth or postpartum doula for support. Contact me to set up a complimentary meet & greet, learn how you can get extra support to bring your baby or babies into this beautiful world, and how I help provide support into the postpartum phase as well
Services for You
I start being 24/7 on-call for you from 38 weeks of pregnancy until birth of your baby. Once you notify me that you’ve gone into labor, or think you may have (sometimes there are false alarms) and want your doula there with you for support I will join you. I will meet you at your home or chosen birthing place, and will stay with you through the labor, birth, and a couple hours after baby arrives to help you get settled.
You will get extra personal support and encouragement throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. Your doula will team up with your birth partner to provide support for both of you. You will get help with comfort and pain relief, including a TENS unit as an option, position suggestions, questions answered about the labor phases, and help with making educated/informative decisions throughout your labor and birth. Your doula helps you follow your birth plan as closely as possible. If you'd like, we are happy to take photos and/or video of this special time.
As your doula, I promise to offer attentive non judgmental support to you and your family before, during, and after birth the way you want to be supported.
You will get two in-home postpartum visits with your doula. I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I'm always available to contact throughout your journey into parenthood, and will honor your experience, be there for you to help you process, and help your overall experience to be as positive as possible. Once baby arrives, you will be provided with postpartum services in your home. We will schedule the days and times you’d like your visits. Visits are usually around day 3-5 postpartum and then around 2 weeks postpartum for your final visit.
You are always welcome to continue postpartum support beyond the initial two visits, or hire me exclusively for postpartum support at an hourly rate.
During your postpartum visits you'll receive support in learning about
-newborn behavior & sleep patterns,
-newborn care including bathing, diapering, safe sleep, feeding, baby wearing, swaddling.
- Help with bonding between the baby and all family members including older siblings, and older sibling support.
-breastfeeding/lactation support and/or bottle feeding help.
-comfort measures for healing, “mothering the mother.”
-education on baby gear & equipment, do you know how everything works?
-discuss your feelings and promote positive emotional support to reduce postpartum mood disorders & anxiety
-nurture baby while you take a much needed nap, shower, or rest
-provide desired resources/referrals.
-We also offer meal prep, light house work, accompany you to appointments, and errands.
I am here to support you and your growing family the way you’d like.
After beginning our relationship with a complimentary meet and greet (virtual or in person), and you hire me as your doula, I am fully committed to support you and your growing family 100%. I am available by phone, email, and text through your pregnancy as well as after giving birth.
We will do two detailed in person or virtual prenatal visits with you and your birth partner to discuss planning for your baby;
-emotional, physical, informational support
-help guide you to find answers to your questions.
-acknowledge your strengths & fears, and help work through those.
-We can work with you on a custom birth plan that fits your preferred style and desires, and a back up plan to your preferred birth preferences. -We will discuss labor/birth positions
-comfort & pain relieving measures
-tools you may like to try during labor.
-We will provide resources when needed
-websites to compare baby gear/create a registry
-We can compare baby gear & equipment so you can decide what will be a best fit for you and your needs
-discuss your postpartum plan for when baby arrives to make sure you’re fully prepared & supported.