As a doula, I work with women and their partners to address their unique pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum needs. My position is not to replace the care, support and role of the birth partner. I will provide support to both the mother and her birth partner and am available to offer suggestions. My primary goal is for you to have a positive experience in which you feel confident, informed and surrounded by care, love and respect.
During laborI provide the following: • Emotional support: encouragement, reassurance, and continuous presence. • Physical support: comfort measures, positions, relaxation and techniques to help labor progress. • Education: allowing for informed choices. I will answer questions or help you get your questions answered. • Advocacy: promoting collaboration among the birth team.
Free initial consultation
1-2 prenatal meetings (2-3 hours each) where we will discuss what to expect during labor and birth, positions and techniques to help labor progress, relaxation and comfort measures, as well as use of Rebozo, essential oils and acupressure.
Birth Plan Design Assistance
Lending library of books on Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and Parenting
Phone, text and email support
On-call 24 hours a day starting 2 weeks before mother’s due date
Emotional and physical support and education for the birthing mother and her family
Continuous support, during labor, at your home and designated birth location, as well as 2 hours after the birth, until breastfeeding is established.
Photography during labor and birth as well as 2 hours after
Edited digital images in a private online gallery for download (with Photography Services)
Postpartum visit (2-3 hrs.) typically within the first week after birth to talk about the birth, provide lactation support, answer any questions you may have and assist at home with needs (laundry, dishes, food prep, etc.)