BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT
My goal when working with families is to help support you and your family by helping you create the birth you have always imagined and by giving you the tools you need to be able to achieve that. I will help you create a warm and comforting atmosphere that you will love to birth in, I will be the person who can advocate for you and be there for you through all of the intensity of labor. I will be there encouraging and cheering you on through it all. I believe that your partner (if you have one) should be involved in the labor so I will give them the tools they need to be able to help you through your labor and help them feel confident in being able to be present with you. No matter how you want to birth, whether it's medicated or unmedicated, in a hospital, a birthing inn, or at home - I will be there for you through it all and will be someone you can rely on at every step by educating you, supporting you and encouraging you. One of my favorite quotes is "whenever and wherever you tend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life" - Ina May Gaskin, so lets give you an amazing, empowered and memorable pregnancy, birth and beyond! I cant wait to help support you through these stages in your life.
2 prenatal visits (1 hour each)
This is where we will have the chance to get to know each other, and talk about your birth preferences and the vision you have for your birth and the postpartum period.
I will be on call starting at 38 weeks - I will arrive within 2 hours of your call and will be there until 2 hours postpartum.
During your birth I will be providing support through comfort measures such as movement, positioning, breathing, and relaxation - As well as comforting the client with massage, hot/cold packs, helping in and out of the shower/bath, providing TENS unit use and whatever else the client may need.
BIRTH PARTNER SUPPORT
I will make sure that your birth partner is prepared and feeling confident in being able to support you through every part of your birth. I will be working alongside your birth partner to help comfort you through it all.
2 postpartum visits (1 hour each)
During the first visit we can spend some time talking about how you feel your birth went, how the first week postpartum has been for you as well as any questions that you may have. The second visit I will help clean your house, prep a meal or anything that would help make your life easier.