A doula is a support person providing physical, emotional and informational support leading up to and during labor.
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.
My main goal as a doula is to prepare parents to feel comfortable asking questions and advocating for themselves during labor and to be a calming, grounded force throughout pregnancy and labor.
My tool belt of comfort measures includes acupressure, hands on counter pressure and massage, aromatherapy, rebozo, breathing exercises and visualization techniques.
Trainings, courses and certifications
Certified Doula Trainings International Birth Doula
Cornerstone Advanced Skills Clinic in Aromatherapy, Rebozo and Acupressure
Childbirth Educator in training
Infant and child CPR and First Aid
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