Philadelphia Doula | Pregnancy & Birth Support | Feel confident, prepared, and cared for!
A birth doula is best described as a non-medical support person that assists the birthing family continuously, throughout the entire pregnancy, birth and immediately postpartum. Doulas are trained in the physiology and psychology of birth, armed with information and the unique art of honoring, encouraging and physically comforting the family throughout the entire process.
Doulas answer questions, provide resources, support your choices and help you to feel safe and secure before and during birth. Birth doulas (also called labor doulas) are trained in specific comfort techniques that encourage relaxation, trust, focus, confidence and strength, as each stage and phase of birth unfolds.
Whether you’re interested in natural birth, wish to receive medication, planning for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), or aren’t quite sure yet… a birth doula can assist you through the process of deciding what your personal goals and values are - and work together with your provider to help you to have a positive birth experience regardless of what you decide.
Your doula will not replace your partner or take over their primary support role. Doulas aim to compliment and encourage the role of your partner to the level of involvement they are comfortable with at any given moment.
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 families of all ethnicities, cultures and dynamics.
Comprehensive prenatal sessions cover a wide variety of topics including 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 like to cover.
Complete Birth Support Package
Prenatal Prep visits in the comfort of your home
Knowledge on various childbirth education methods
Unlimited email and phone support throughout pregnancy
Birth plan/preference assistance
Informational support & resources for all the things!
Provider/Patient communication navigation
Continuous hands-on (or off!) physical and emotional support during birth- early birth assistance at your home, if desired
Comfort techniques such as Rebozo, visualization, focal points, counter-pressure and light touch massage
Explanation of your options in different scenarios
Evidence based information
A calm, reassuring presence
Assistance with initial breastfeeding latch, if desired
Primary and secondary back-up doulas on stand-by
Belly Binding now available
Complete Birth Support Investment : $900
In-Person Birth Support only : $600
Birth Prep + Postpartum visits only : $425