What is a birth Doula?
Once you see that positive pregnancy test everything changes. By now, Google has become your best friend and everyone has advice on what to eat, what to avoid, essential baby gear and the best preschools in town!
Take a deep breath, it is going to be ok.
First things first, you need to give birth. Your body was made for the task ahead! You have created life, will bring your baby into the world, nourish your baby and experience a love like no other. Birth is a normal process and with some preparation and support, you will set yourself up for a beautiful experience. Your birth environment plays a huge role on your labor process and you need to be comfortable with everyone in your birth space. I am honored to be welcomed into your birth space and support you as a doula.
A doula can support you during your labor and birth and guide your through the process. Finding the right doula comes down to finding the right fit. It is an honor to be welcomed onto your birth team to support you during this unique time and you need to feel comfortable with everyone you invite into your birth space. I like to start with a coffee date. You and your partner can come ask questions, get a feel for my personality and see if we're a good match. Your partner knows you best and is a vital part of your birth experience. This is why I like to meet with both of you and focus our prenatal visits on finding the best comfort techniques to support you during the waves of labor. I'm also there to make sure your partner is present during the birth of baby and will have opportunities to rest and eat.
How Does It Work?
I'm on call 2 weeks before your estimated due date until baby is born. By that time we'll be good friends and you can update me with any changes or signs of labor. I'll help you determine when labor has started, how to get through early labor, decide when it's "go time" and provide emotional and physical support during labor and delivery. I stay with you through the golden hour and we schedule a postpartum visit to process your birth.
Most clients choose to add-on Birth Photos to their Doula Support and our postpartum visit is a great time to talk through your birth experience and the photos will help you fill in all the details you may not have noticed in the moment.
Send me your info below and we can meet up to talk about your birth goals and see if we're a good fit!