The most important thing a woman needs during labor is continuous support. This means that you have someone by your side continuously from start to finish. A doula never leaves your side. Nurses have many other responsibilities other than you. Aside from helping care for you, the nurse is communicating with your care provider, taking care of other patients, documenting care, taking breaks, and taking care of other responsibilities. A nurse’s support ends when her shift does. The doula only has one obligation the whole time she is with you—and that is YOU!
● Prenatal visits to discuss your preferences, needs and concerns for support and comfort during labor and birth.
● Personalized informational support. Explanation of medical terms, providing you with evidence-based information, and providing community resources that fit your needs.
● Phone and email support as needed during pregnancy and immediate postpartum
● Help preparing your Birth Preferences (Birth Plan)
● Discuss common medical interventions and your level of comfort with them.
● Discuss pain and stress management as well as comfort measures.
● Physical, informational and emotional support during your labor and birth with back-up services.
● After birth, I will remain with you for 1-2 hours for a vaginal birth and 1-3 hours after a surgical birth.
● Postpartum visits during which we will review your birth story, discuss lactation, diapering, and any questions or concerns you have at that time.
Please feel free to call or email me so we can set up a time to meet in person. I am looking forward to connecting with you!
Monday - Sunday: By appointment