What is a birth doula?
Doula is a greek word meaning woman's servant.
Birth doulas are non-medical, trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to expecting women and their partners during pregnancy, labor, birth and the immediate postpartum.
As your birth doula, I support you during your pregnancy, labor, birth and immediate postpartum. I draw on my professional training, knowledge and experience to provide informational, emotional, and physical support. I help ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise during your pregnancy and in labor. I provide reassurance and guidance to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress and positioning, help with relaxation, provide hands on comfort measures and other techniques to help you maintain comfort, and assist with getting baby to breast for the first time.
• Initial online consultation
• 1-2 Prenatal Visits starting at 32 weeks
• Weekly check ins starting at 37 weeks
• 24/7 on call support starting at 38 weeks
• Continuous labor support
• 1-2 hours immediate postpartum
• 1 Two hour postpartum visit within first 2 weeks
I am booked for 2023 births.
In 2024, I will be focusing solely on out of hospital births.