Birth Doula Services

Before the Birth - Prenatal Visit

I meet with you in your home for a prenatal meeting to explore your desires, hopes and wishes as well as any doubts and fears you may have surrounding labor. We will go over your birth plan and your needs and thoughts and fears about your upcoming birth so that I can support you the most effectively. I will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for it.

During Labor

I will join you when you feel the need for extra support and stay with you until after your baby is born. As you labor, I remain close by, supporting you physically and emotionally, answering questions, offering encouragement and suggesting ways to manage pain. I may use relaxation techniques, massage, body positions, hot or cold packs, baths or showers, relaxed breathing and attention focusing techniques to help you. I will support and reassure your partner, often supporting him in assisting you with comfort measures.

After The Birth – Postpartum visit

I will help you through the postpartum procedures and with early breastfeeding. Over the next few days, I will keep in touch with you to see how you are doing.I will meet with you for a final postpartum meeting within two weeks after birth although some families want a meeting sooner. After our postpartum meeting, if you need more help, I can assist you as a postpartum doula for a more extended period of time.