Birth Doula Services
A Birth Doula is a professional labor support coach who helps a family not only prepare for the birth of their child, but also provides a valuable range of support on the day of birth. My hope as a doula is that you will feel well cared-for, supported in your choices, and that you make the transition into parenthood as smoothly and joyfully as possible.
The emotional support and knowledge a doula can provide for you and your partner offer many potential benefits, including:
Fewer Cesarean births
Reduced use of pain medications
Reduced need for pitocin (labor-inducing drug) and forceps or vacuum extractions
Higher breastfeeding rates
Lower rates of postpartum depression
Higher satisfaction with birth experience
As a Doula, I Do Not:
My Birth Doula Services
If you choose me as your birth doula to walk alongside you and your partner through this journey, my services include:
Prenatal Support - 2-3 visits
Birth Support - Continuous in-person support during your labor and birth, as well as 1-2 hours immediately postpartum.
Postpartum Support - 1-2 visits
Contact me today for rates and availability
Provide clinical support - Doulas are trained professionals who provide one-on-one emotional and informational support during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. Doulas are not medical professionals and do not provide medical services.
Make decisions for you - My role is to listen to your wants and desires for your birth, answer questions based on my professional knowledge, share resources, and support the decisions you and your partner make.
Speak to the staff on your behalf - I am here to encourage you and your partner to be vocal about your wishes and needs.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience - I will do everything I can to support you in a unique and compassionate way, no matter what your birth choices are.