Why hire a doula?
From the minute you sign the contract, I am here to answer your questions and learn about you. During pregnancy, we meet to discuss your concerns and your unique needs. I do all I can to support the birth YOU are hoping for. If you could use some more education, I can walk you through the options so you can make informed decisions.
I offer 24/7 communication to help you through the final weeks of pregnancy and to identify the early labor. Throughout your birth, I offer many ways to help you feel more comfortable and keep the process moving along. I provide hands-on support for pain or relaxation. I can suggest different movements which may ease the baby into a better position and I provide encouragement when things get tough.
Birth is hard work, but I believe in you and I am on your team. I can remind you of your preferences but I am never going to make decisions for you. However your birth unfolds, I am always with you to provide comfort and non-judgemental support.
I have experience in a hospital, birth center, and home birth setting.
Not just for Moms
The doula supports everyone. A doula enhances and compliments the support from a partner.
I can never replace the role of the support person. One of my favorite parts of my job is to help the partner participate in the process.
Being very familiar with birth, I can suggest ways for the partner to respond if they feel unsure. Another set of hands also frees the partner to provide emotional support and comfort.
I am also your extra brain. I remember all the things, so you don't have to.