*As your Birth Doula, I am here for you, the mother as well as your family, support team and baby! I will do all that I can to ensure you have the birth experience that you desire and deserve to have to welcome your new baby into this world peacefully and lovingly!  I'd love to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your upcoming birth and wishes.  

 I am available for you during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum with questions, resources and support when needed. My services also include breastfeeding support and education as a Certified Lactation Counselor. I also offer a lending library of books and videos as well!  


Thank you for taking time to learn about my services! 

Much love and many blessings!

DOULA SERVICES





WHAT IS A BIRTH DOULA?

A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth.


WHAT EFFECTS DOES THE PRESENCE OF A DOULA HAVE ON THE BIRTH?

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth: tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications increases positive feelings about one’s childbirth experience reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction reduces the requests for pain medication and epidurals, as well as the incidence of cesareans  


DOES A DOULA REPLACE NURSING STAFF? 

Doulas do not replace nurses or other medical staff. Doulas do not perform clinical or medical tasks such as taking blood pressure or temperature, monitoring fetal heart rate, doing vaginal examinations or providing postpartum clinical care. They are there to comfort and support the mother and to enhance communication between the mother and medical professionals.


DOES A DOULA MAKE DECISIONS ON MY BEHALF?

A doula does not make decisions for clients or intervene in their clinical care. She provides informational and emotional support, while respecting a woman’s decisions. A doula will allow the mother to feel she is in control of the birth and makes the final decision. The mother feel more confident in making decisions. Will a doula make my partner feel unnecessary? A doula is supportive to both the mother and her partner, and plays a crucial role in helping a partner become involved in the birth to the extent he/she feels comfortable.                                        


(facts stated from DONA International)