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 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
Infant and child CPR
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