Emotional, Physical, & Informational Support Before, During, and Immediately Following Childbirth
A Labor/Birth Doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support for a woman and her family during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period. A doula does not give medical advice nor do clinical procedures, but works collaboratively with the birth team, staying attuned to the family's needs and preferences.
I've been working as a birth doula since 2014. I'm very excited to now be teaming up with Chavah Brooke Hull, of Creating Space Birth Services, to offer COMPREHENSIVE DOULA SUPPORT. Chavah and I both specialize in Maternal Mental Health. We both have backgrounds in the mental health field and have had training on how past trauma can affect pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenthood, plus best practices for support women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or other trauma. We offer truly unbiased support, no matter your choices regarding interventions, procedures, or type of birth. We have personal and professional experience with many different types of births, and are passionate about offering non-judgmental support.
Our services include multiple package options, all of which have prenatal education and support choices that will be catered to your needs. We share a call schedule, and both meet with you throughout the prenatal period, which ensures that you will not end up with a stranger at your birth (as the case can be when a doula needs to call in a back-up doula). Every package includes extra support during the postpartum period, as we both feel that support during this time of transition is crucial, and the postpartum period is often overlooked.
Our labor/birth doula services include:
A free no-obligation interview with both doulas
2-4 in-home prenatal consults
Unlimited warmline text/phone/email support with both doulas
On call availability beginning 2 weeks prior to your Estimated Due Date
Continuous support throughout labor & birth
About 1-2 hours of support following delivery
A lactation support visit during the first 72 hours after delivery
A post-birth follow-up visit around 1-2 weeks postpartum
A longer Postpartum Doula support visit during the first 3 weeks
A birth processing session around 3-4 months postpartum