Services Overview

 

Provide services with compassion, respect, honesty, and integrity. Hold the health, safety, welfare, and comfort of the client as a priority. Have open communication with the client in order to promote an honest client-practitioner relationship. Encourage clients to make their own health care choices and decisions Respect the opinions, beliefs, customs and values of others and not impose their own morals or beliefs on others. Respect the confidential nature of all information within their professional practice except where disclosure is required by law. Present financial terms and agreements that are clear and understandable and conform to accepted professional practices. 



 

First prenatal visit

  • Consultation to meet with you and partner to see if you and me the doula feel a strong connection and a perfect match.

  • Phone call assistance 24/7

  • Create a birth plan that is best suitable for your childbirth.

  • 5 prenatal visits in your home to meet family, any other support person (Approx 2 hrs each)

  • Possible more visits depend on timing of birth

  • Internet and handout information

  • Full attendance of your labor and delivery

  • 2 postpartum visit in your home (Approx 2 hours each) to offer resources and support

  • Secondary backup doula in the unlikely event that your primary doula is attending another birth.

 

Second Prenatal Visit 

 This second appointment is your partner’s time to shine! We will be going over early   comfort measures so that when labor does start, you feel confident about what you are   feeling, and make the right choice for when to head to the hospital or birth center. 

 We will be talking about labor, how to incorporate your senses into your comfort   measures, and even demonstrating comfort measures that you and your partner can use   during early and active labor. So this is a very active, engaging appointment!

 We will also spend a good amount of time talking about the postpartum plan. While we       are working with you for birth support, we want you to feel as prepared as possible to       bring home a new baby!

 

Professional Information 

My intentions as the doula are not to replace the father or co-parent during the labor and delivery process. Instead, I will complement and support him and others present for the birth, as well. After the birth, I will assist with first feedings and bonding efforts if needed. I can also work with mothers postpartum to facilitate healing and consult throughout the often-complicated breastfeeding process

During labor 

During labor, I give emotional and physical support to the mother. To ensures that mom gets enough water/fluids and employs pain and stress relief measures like heat or cold therapy. I also coach the mother through pain, using coping skills like visualization, relaxing touch and breathing techniques. I can also suggest position changes that help the laboring mother-to-be 

Baby’s first feeding Support 

Once the baby arrives, I would promote demand breastfeeding by assisting and observing mom and baby. First, help mom recognize the baby's feeding cues, and then encourage frequent skin-to-skin that regulates body temperature and helps the baby seek out the nipple. Handle the discomfort and progress in labor

Postpartum follow-up visit 

As postpartum doula works with families in the postpartum period providing them with emotional, physical, and informational support. The doula can also demonstrate newborn care, assist with breastfeeding, provide care to older children, and be there to fill in the gaps as necessary.

Postpartum follow-up visit 

As postpartum doula works with families in the postpartum period providing them with emotional, physical, and informational support. ... The doula can also demonstrate newborn care, assist with breastfeeding, provide care to older children, and be there to fill in the gaps as necessary.

Make decisions for you 

Doulas are non-medical professionals, and I will never make decisions or speak for you. In fact, birth and postnatal satisfaction is so tied to our autonomy and sense of control, that your support team may advise, but should not decide anything for you.

Speak to the staff on your behalf

I as your doula will help you navigate the system and will help to best vocalize your needs to your care providers. I can remind you of choices you’ve expressed wanting to make prior to labor when interventions or medical assistance is suggested. I cannot decide for you whether or not to accept treatment or talk to your care team on your behalf.  I will maintain a good, mutually respectful, relationship with your medical staff so that everyone in the room can focus on you and your growing family – allowing you the best chance at the birth you envisioned.

Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

I am looking forward to joining you on your journey of childbirth, I will never judge you on your decisions as it is your journey. I am here for the support and to help you with your decisions.