Birth and Postpartum Doula
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.
As I complete the certification process, I am offering Labor and Postpartum services on a sliding scale.
Labor services include 1 - 2 prenatal visits, my support throughout active labor and birth, and one postnatal visit.
Postpartum services are 4 - 8 hour shifts (with a minimum of 8 hours total) where I come to your home to help support you and your new baby.
For more information about pricing and scheduling, please email me at email@example.com
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.
To understand more about the role I hope to play as a doula, read about DTI's Compass of Care.