What is a Doula?

 

A doula is a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the mother and her partner continuous non-medical emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining evidence-based information before, during and after birth.

Doula Services

1. Birth Doula

Prenatal Visit(s) takes place 1 or 2 months before your due date. It gives you support in creating your birth plan and helps you to prepare for the first days after labor. We are going to go over your questions and I’ll introduce you to different comfort measures to make it easier to relax during birth. This is why I recommend to mothers to invite everyone who is going to support you right before, during and right after labor. These individuals may include your birth partner, mother (in law), sister or a good friend.

During labor
I’m going to be your labor companion, supporting you emotionally and physically and guiding you and your partner through birth. I will also be encouraging you in your birth plan, whether it is a Non-medical birth, home birth or a cesarean. Giving birth is supposed to be the most wonderful, magical and special part of your life: as your doula, I will help you experience it as such.

Postpartum visits are important. I want to follow up with you and hear about your birth story, how you felt holding your child in your arms for the first time, your recovery, and challenges as new parents. I’m more than happy to answer you or your partner’s questions, talk about emotional and physical aspects of birth or becoming a parent, assist on getting the information you need about breastfeeding or formula. I want to help you to glide into parenthood with fulfillment and enjoyment.

2. Postpartum Doula

The care for the parents itself is the most important but unfortunately most forgotten. I am here to help you in those first days and weeks after bringing home your baby. It is normal to be challenged, overwhelmed and exhausted especially the first months. I am there to support you.

  • evidence-based information on your child’s nutrition (breastfeeding, formula, or alternative methods to feed your child)
  • emotional and physical recovery from birth
  • parent–baby bonding,
  • infant soothing, and
  • basic newborn care
  • belly binding
  • pelvic floor education
  • relaxion methods.
  • In person or online support
  • day and night support

Private

5 Hours
$ 250
  • Your own schedule
  • Your home
  • Stages of labor & common maternal responses
  • Relaxion techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Labor positions
  • Non-medical pain relief options
  • Possible intervention (induction, c-section)
  • Creating your personal birth plan
  • Postpartum preparation

Online

Best Value!
$ 350
  • Your own schedule
  • Weekly webinars/email/materials
  • Stages of labor & common maternal responses
  • Relaxion techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Labor positions
  • Non-medical pain relief options
  • Possible intervention (induction, c-section)
  • Explain birth plan options & guiding you through creating your own
  • Postpartum preparation
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Group

3 Couples Minimum
$ 110 per Couple
  • 3-7 hours up to the size of the class.
    ( 4 week class or intensive 1 Day option)
  • Stages of labor & common maternal responses
  • Relaxion techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Labor positions
  • Non-medical pain relief options
  • Possible intervention (induction, c-section)
  • Creating a birth plan
  • Postpartum preparation