What is a doula?
A doula is a skilled support professional. There are many different types of doulas. I offer what’s called full spectrum doula services. I provide emotional, physical, and informational support through the entire reproductive health journey. From the beginning of a pregnancy through early postpartum.
Who do you support?
I support families, period. Families from all walks of life, faiths, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic groups. I also support all options and outcomes. Those who carry their baby, and those who welcome a child via adoption or surrogacy. Those who birth at home, and those who choose birth centers or hospitals. Cesarean births, births involving medical support, and intervention free births.
I also provide bereavement services. Bereavement services are also open to all. Extensive, and 100% free support given to families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, elective and therapeutic abortion, the birth of a child with a terminal diagnosis, and more. If you are in need of bereavement support, please Contact for more information.
What if I can’t afford a doula?
I commit to making every effort to secure care for families in need. Payment plans and sliding scales are available. Simply reach out, a solution can be found together.
What exactly do you provide?
Clients who secure birth doula services receive one free initial consultation, two prenatals, 24/7 on call time, birth attendance, and two postpartum visits. Additional visits can be added on at any time, and support is always available in an emergency. Distance support is available from the signing of the contact until 6 weeks postpartum. You’ll always have someone to reach out to for answers to questions, and a listening ear when you need support. Clients also get free access to a lending library of books, and pregnancy and parenting items.
How does a doula help during a birth?
The options really are limitless. You’ll have someone by your side the moment you need them. Someone trained in managing pain, providing comfort care, fetching snacks and drinks, working with your personal preferences, translating medical jargon into plain English and helping you to shoot for the birth experience you’ve hoped for. Doulas support the whole family. Your partner will have someone in their corner, to reassure them and give them tools to help.
So, you’re like a midwife?
Nope! Midwives and doulas a very complimentary. We work well together. But one does not replace the other. Midwives are trained medical professionals. They’ll be able to monitor heart tones, check cervixes, catch babies, give medication, and provide life saving care. Doulas are the free hands to rub your back, encourage you, and provide continuous support when your midwife is occupied ensuring the physical well-being of you and your baby.
How can I learn more?
For more information on the services I provide, please click through to Services, Pricing, and Testimonials. To reserve your due date, or make an inquiry, click through to Contact or simply submit via the form below.