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Birth Doula Services

Why hire a doula?

From the minute you hire me, I am here to answer your questions and learn how I can provide the support that is best for YOU. During pregnancy, I will meet with you to discuss your concerns, wishes and learn about your unique needs and personality. If you are certain of how you prefer to birth, I am ready to help make that happen. If you feel you could use some more education, I can help you be more aware of the options so you can make the decisions that are right for you.  

 

As your due date approaches, I offer 24/7 communication to help you through the finals weeks of pregnancy and to identify the early signs of labor. Throughout your birth, I offer many ways to help you feel more comfortable and keep the process moving along. I can 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

I can never replace the role of the support person. One of my favorite things about my job is to help the partner participate in the birth process. A doula enhances and complements the role of the birth partner.

 

Being very familiar and comfortable with birth, I can suggest ways to get the partner involved if they feel unsure of how to respond as well as providing reassurance that all is well.

 

An extra set of hands also means that the partner can be available for emotional support and comfort.

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

-Dr. John H. Kennell