Professional Labor/Birth Support
As a birth doula, I tend to all of your emotional & physical needs during your labor & birth of your baby. I am there to work with both you and your partner to ensure your birth experience is everything you expect and hope for. I offer unlimited telephone support, a prenatal visit (1-2 hrs. at which time we discuss your birth plan, needs & any questions you may have), continuous support during active labor, birth & postpartum period, breastfeeding support and a postnatal visit (approx. 1 week after birth). During labor, we will work with positioning using a birth ball and other helpful position changes that relieve much of the tension caused by labor, massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy (the use of hot & cold compresses), visualizations & many other comfort measures.
As an overnight postpartum doula, I provide unsurpassed care & support to the parents and baby throughout the first weary nights home when mother is often times healing and recovering herself. This in itself is a very trying time for new parents, which in turn can cause unwanted stress and tension within the household. I will tend to every need of the baby throughout the night. I will deliver him to the nursing mother or bottle feed him myself. Once done feeding, I will clean, change & work on getting the baby back to sleep. I am dedicated to achieving good sleeping habits for your baby.
Just being able to function throughout the day without sleep deprivation makes this service a "must have" for new parents.
Professional Postpartum Support
BENEFITS OF CONTINUOUS DOULA SUPPORT IN LABOR
**Data From Meta-Analysis of Twelve Trials**
(includes data from wide variety of medical, cultural and economic settings)
Reduction in cesarean sections by 51%
· Reduction in length of labor (by average of 98 minutes)