As a Doula, I Do Not:
This is a FREE one time service, where we can meet to talk face-to-face or you can call me.
2 Prenatal Visits
I will meet with you at approximately 28 and 36 weeks. At 28 weeks, we can discuss information about pregnancy, labor & birth. During the 36 week visit, we will work on your birth plan.
Phone & Email Support
Unlimited texts, emails and/or phone support during pregnancy and early labor.
If you would prefer to attend a Childbirth Prep. Series (4 classes/12 hours) instead of 2 private prenatal visits, arrangements can be made.
I encourage you to stay at home as long as possible in early labor. During that time, we will be in phone contact, so I can provide you and your partner with coping technique ideas. Once you are admitted to the hospital and need my assistance, I will join you to provide emotional, physical and informational support throughout the rest of your labor.
Baby’s first feeding Support
I will remain with you for up to 1 hour after birth to assist with baby's first breast feeding.
I will provide you with a pregnancy resource list. This list includes: a lactation consultant and photographer among other helpful resources.
Perform any clinical tasks
I do not perfom any nursing/medical functions such as: vaginal exams, medication administration, fetal heart rate or contraction monitoring, IV monitoring.
Make decisions for you
I will make sure you have the information you need to make informed choices. You must give consent for any proposed procedures.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
Prior to your labor, I will equip you and your partner with knowledge on the labor process, so you will be better able to communicate with your Dr/Midwife and labor nurse(s).
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
I am with you to support you in your decisions!
Postpartum follow-up visit
1 week after birth, I will visit with you over the phone or do a home visit (client's choice).