Birth and Postpartum Doula Services
WHAT IS A DOULA?
A doula is a support person providing physical, emotional and informational support during the laboring process and within the postpartum phase.
Doulas are advocates and supporters. They have the knowledge and tools to inform laboring people and new parents about their options and their rights.
During birth, the doula's job is to provide a safe and supportive environment for the birthing person.This can include comfort measures, breathing techniques, helping the birther move positions, supporting the birthing partner and keeping the birth team informed of the birth plan. Doulas are there to create an empowered but nurturing environment.
After birth, during the postpartum period, the doula's job is to support the birthing person with breastfeeding and caring for a newborn. The doula can also provide physical support around the house or take care of the baby while parents rest, shower and eat. In this stage, the doula is also there to help support the birthing person through the emotional and physical healing process that comes after giving birth.
After several years of teaching yoga and leading circles for womyn, my desire to work one of one with womyn and be involved in the birthing world lead me on the path of becoming a Doula. I am currently in the process of certifying through Doula Trainings International. I have experience teaching pre and postnatal yoga and working with new moms and babies in this capacity. As a doula, my hope is to help birthing persons feel safe, supported and respected during their birth and into the postpartum phase.
To understand more about the role I hope to play as a doula, read about DTI's Compass of Care.
Birth doula services include:
One complimentary 45 minute session to see if we are a good fit
2 prenatal appointments 1.5 - 2 hours each
Support and guidance from contract signing - labor
On call 24/7 support from 38 weeks - labor
Full attendance and support for labor and up to 2 hours afterwards
One postnatal visit, 1.5 - 2 hours
Postpartum visits are 2 - 8 hour shifts (with a minimum of 8 hours total) where I come to your home to help support you and your new baby. This can include light housework, meal preparation, breastfeeding support, and taking care of your newborn while you shower, nap or work.
$25/hour between 6am and midnight, no overnights
Package pricing is available.
For more information about pricing and scheduling, please email me at email@example.com