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Why hire a doula?

From the minute you hire me, 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. 

 

As your estimated due date approaches, 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 complements the support from the partner.

I can never replace the role of the support person. One of my favorite things about my job is to help the partner be more involved.

 

Being very familiar with birth, I can suggest ways for the partner to respond if they feel unsure. An extra set of hands also allows 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.

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it"

-Dr. John H. Kennell