Birth Doula Support
A birth doula is best described as a non-medical support person that assists the birthing person and/or family continuously, throughout the pregnancy, during labor/birth and immediately postpartum. Doulas are trained in the physiology and psychology of birth, armed with information and the unique art of honoring, guiding, encouraging and providing physical and emotional comfort throughout the entire process.
As a birth attendant entrusted with the honor of occupying someone’s birth space, I am committed to providing respectful, inclusive, and non-judgemental support/advocacy to people and families of all gender identities/expressions, ethnicities, cultures and dynamics.
Comprehensive prenatal sessions cover a wide variety of topics including local resources, labor/birth preparation, informed decision-making, comfort measures, navigating the hospital birth environment, communicating your wishes effectively with your provider, and the unique hormonal processes involved as your birthing time unfolds. Your prenatal visits will be informative, yet based on the content that you would most like to cover.
What exactly is Included?
Prenatal Prep visits in the comfort/privacy of your own home
Unlimited email and phone support throughout pregnancy
Birth plan/preference assistance
Informational support & resources for all the things!
Provider/Patient communication navigation
Continuous, face to face, hands-on (or off!) physical and emotional support during labor/birth - I’m there to guide you through the entire experience.. as much or as little as you need at any given point in time.
Comfort techniques such as use of the Rebozo, visualization, focal points, acupressure, counter-pressure, relaxation and light touch massage
Guidance through positioning/pelvic biomechanics
Evidence based information
A calm, reassuring presence for all involved
Assistance with first feeding, if desired
In-home Postpartum visit within the first few weeks after birth
Primary and secondary back-up doulas on stand-by
VBAC sensitive support/information
And much more….