Overview

A birth doula provides emotional, spiritual and physical support for the birthing person and their partner. Through prenatal appointments, the doula provides resources throughout pregnancy and helps you prepare for your upcoming birth. During your labor and birth, your doula will be an important member of your support team.

 

Services

The doula serves the client and their partner in the following ways: 

• Emotional, spiritual, physical and educational support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum 

• Upon contract signing, email/text/phone support during business hours (or after hours in unusual circumstances) 

• 3 prenatal meetings (approximately 3 hrs. each) to get to know your unique preferences for this labor and postpartum period and to offer childbirth education and resources

• I will be reachable 24/7 beginning two weeks prior to your estimated due date

• During your active birthing phase, I provide continuous support as defined as: 

       • Present to provide support before and during active labor (in home and birthing facility)

       • Facilitation of your birth vision, including but not limited to comfort measures, movement,  

positioning, comfort measures, Reiki, aromatherapy, additional music and/or special prayers, or anything else that feels supportive to you, either as included on your intake form, or as requested in your birthing room 

       • Working with your partner (if applicable) to establish and maintain a peaceful and positive environment 

       • Working with the staff and providers to establish rapport and to ensure that you have enough information to make informed decisions about your care 

       • Supporting you is my top priority, but unless you request otherwise, I will also take pictures and record information for your birth story if possible (captured only as a keepsake for you).

 

Doula Tips

Communication with Medical Providers

  1. Write a letter to medical providers stating your requests and questions

  2. Discuss options for delivery

  3. Discuss laboring process from A-Z

  4. Discuss immunizations and medications provided after birth (vitamin K and EES antibiotic for the eyes) 

  5. You have the right to request a different doctor or nurse if necessary

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