A birth doula is a skilled non-medical birth attendant. She provides non-clinical physical, emotional, and psychological support to birthing mothers and their partners.
As a mother myself, birth advocate and birth photographer, I know how important birth is in the story of a family. I am committed to supporting woman have the birth they see as best for them and their baby.
- we’re building our relationship
- working on a birth plan
- discussing pregnancy-related concerns
- offering referrals to relevant local services
- providing access to a lending library of relevant books and resources
My role as a doula is to support you, as the birthing woman, and your partner (if applicable).
- being on call 24 hours/day beginning at 37 weeks gestation
- phone support in early labor
- in-person support during active labor
- encouraging a peaceful environment conducive to laboring
Suddenly you have this baby – and whether it’s your first or your tenth – it’s always a little unbelievable. It’s important to have continuity of care and an opportunity to process your birth as well as discuss pressing baby-care concerns soon after birth.
One postpartum in-person session includes time for:
- processing your birth
- discussing newborn-related concerns
- breastfeeding support
- cloth diapering, babywearing, etc support
- offering referrals to relevant services as needed
- connection with other local moms