what is a birth doula?
a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a family before, during and shortly after childbirth to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.” — Dr. John Kennell
Childbirth can be an exhilarating, exciting time; it can also be a confusing and overwhelming time. Before, during and after childbirth, we provide continuous, individualized attention that supports the emotional and physical well-being of families.
As labor progresses, the calming presence of a doula can help ease your discomfort and anxiety about labor, reducing your need for medication, induction, cesarean birth and increasing your satisfaction with your birth experience.
Our services include:
- A 10 week group childbirth class(if time and your schedule permit)
2 prenatal visits
24/7 on-call availability in the weeks surrounding your due date
Accompany you to one care provider/O.B. appointment (if you wish)
One chiropractic evaluation and adjustment
Continuous labor support at your home, birth center and/or hospital
Encouragement, information and reassurance from early active labor through birth and breastfeeding
Baby’s first photos
1 postpartum visit to help you process your birth story, check in with how you and your family are adjusting and help you access any resources that might be needed
Free access to our birth related Books, scientific papers and DVDs
Fees include all the of the above for $950
Contact us today to chat about our doula services and set up an interview to see how we can help