Doula Services Include:

  • continuous, in-person, or virtual support from active labor through delivery (home/hospital)

  • 2-4 personal visits 

  • unlimited phone consults after second trimester

  • ongoing support as needed and extensive referral services

Prenatal Visits and Support
  • One to two prenatal home visits (more if needed)

  • Unlimited phone consultation​s

Childbirth is a unique experience for everyone.  It is important to form a relationship with your doula prior to the delivery so there is trust between the mother-to-be and her her support system.  Prenatal meetings are an opportunity to discuss hopes and desires for the birth as well as to prepare for the day with knowledge and understanding of the options.

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Labor and Delivery Support

 

  • Support at onset of active labor 

  • Doula services in the house and/or the hospital

  • Continued support until an hour after the birth

  • Lactation support immediately after the birth as needed 

  • 24 hour on-call availability beginning at 37-weeks

A doula is able to use pain management techniques to help cope with each contraction and to provide you with the physical and emotional support to feel more in control of her labor and delivery experience.  It is important for the mother to have a constant support system throughout the entire process. With a doula in the room, this becomes a comforting reality. People who have the care of a doula are less likely to need a cesarean section, anesthesia or synthetic oxytocin. They are also more likely to view their birth with positive feelings. 

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Postpartum Visit

 

  • ​Review the birth and answer any questions

  • Give support regarding lactation and newborn care

  • Provide contact information for local area resources

New parents often have a lot of questions and concerns. Whether these are about how the baby is doing, or the need to fill in some blanks about the birth, having a doula to talk to is very helpful. Doulas have gone through training to be able to provide the basic information every new mother needs, from baby care techniques to information on area resources.