WHAT IS A DOULA?

A doula provides physical, emotional, and educational support to families during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Doulas have a vast wealth of knowledge on all topics related to childbirth and parenting.

There are a few myths that we’d like to dispel here. A doula does not give medical advice, make decisions for you, or try to influence your opinion in any way. She does not speak on your behalf or hold judgment on any scenario. She does not have an agenda.

A doula, simply put, honors YOUR choices. She celebrates your decisions and affirms them! She holds them in high regard because she trusts that you know what’s right for your family.


What a doula actually does changes with each stage of pregnancy and birth.
Let’s break it down:

Prenatal Care


When you hire a doula during pregnancy, she will meet with you a few times and learn your preferences regarding labor and birth. Together, you go over your birth plan and she can point you to educational resources if you need more information. Our doulas go on call from the moment of contract signing, and we are available any time by phone, text, or email for questions or concerns.

PRENATAL SERVICES

Labor & Birth


A doula is highly trained in the physiological process of labor. She knows the best positions for each stage, appropriate comfort measures to apply, and a compassionate heart to walk beside you on your journey. She understands the delicate balance of doing versus being, and a main goal is to attune to your needs in each moment. She reassures and encourages. She goes with the flow of your labor. Need some concrete examples?

– Counter pressure to relieve pain
– Face-to-face breathing and help with finding your rhythm
– Hot and cold therapy
– Massage
– Vocal affirmations
– Help with positioning for comfort and progress
– Relaxation techniques (Visualizations, breath work, tension release)
– Hydrotherapy
– Undivided attention and encouragement

LABOR AND BIRTH DOULA

Postpartum


A postpartum doula is like your best friend, your mom, and a baby expert rolled into one. An extra set of hands to take care of simple household chores; a compassionate friend to talk to; an experienced and skilled caregiver for your new baby; knowledge of the postpartum period and resources to share if you need them. Postpartum doulas take care of you and your family so you can focus on the most important tasks: getting enough sleep and spending precious time with the ones you love.

POSTPARTUM DOULA

A doula will provide non-judgmental assistance to your family and help you find your stride as a new parent. Often the focus switches from mother to baby after birth, and it’s our role to insure your entire family is cared for in the best possible way.

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Experience in hospital birth, home birth, unmedicated vaginal birth, pain management, Hypnobirthing, multiples, newborn care, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, exclusive pumping, cloth diapering, attachment parenting, scheduled parenting, sleep teaching, baby wearing, and more.

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Experience in hospital birth, unmedicated, (natural) vaginal birth, home birth, hypnobirthing, multiples, newborn care, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, exclusive pumping, cloth diapering, attachment parenting, scheduled parenting, sleep teaching, baby wearing, and more.