Physical and Emotional Support
I am trained to provide continuous physical and emotional labor support for you and your partner. I make use of herbal oils, massage, counter pressure, heat, cold, positioning, and rebozo support. I also have training in breastfeeding support for after the birth.
Join me for a relaxed informational session at a convenient location and time to discuss what I can do for you. This will be our time to get to know eachother and see if we are a good match. I will bring along a welcome packet with helpful information you can review at your leisure. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about having a birth doula. Meeting for a consultation does not obligate you in any way.
Phone & Email Support:
I am available during regular business hours from the time we sign a service agreement to talk by phone or answer emails. I’m happy to answer questions you may have about your upcoming birth and provide advice and support. I consider myself “on-call” for your birth from the time you sign your contract and am available 24/7 for anything you may need related to your labor until your little one is safe and sound in your arms. Unlike most doulas, I am on call for the entire duration of our contract so I do not miss a birth if your baby comes early.
Two Prenatal Sessions:
Typically I will come to your home for two prenatal sessions, typically at week 34 and 36. In the first meeting, we spend some more time getting to know one another, go over birthing choices, and formulate a birth plan. I will also review some Rebozo techniques that can be helpful towards the end of your pregnancy. In the second meeting, we finalize the birth plan and review comfort measures for labor and birth.
I provide telepone support and guidance in the early stages of labor. Once active labor has begun and you are ready for more direct support, I will join you at your home or other birthing site and will stay throughout the birth.
Baby’s First Feeding Support:
Once the birth is complete, I will stay until you and your expanded family are settled and ready for some alone time. I am a trained breastfeeding counselor and I can help with baby’s first feeding, including positioning and latch. I also offer advanced support in the event of a cesarean birth.
Postpartum Follow-up Visit:
I will come for a visit during the baby’s first week. We can talk about the birth, and I will help answer questions and provide advice and support regarding care. I can also provide guidance regarding babywearing, breastfeeding, and postpartum care.