Welcome to Your Birthing Journey - Birth Doula in Duluth with Marissa Davis

Doula in Duluth and Surrounding areas. You can also find me at www.northlandmidwifery.com


About Us

What do doulas do?

 

Doulas “mother the mother.” While performing her role, a doula:

  • Provides emotional support
  • Uses comfort measures: breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning
  • Gives information
  • Continuously reassures and comforts the mother (the key word is continuous—a doula never leaves the mother’s side)
  • Helps a mother become informed about various birth choices
  • Advocates for the mother and helps facilitate communication between the mother and care provider
  • Looks after your partner as well (gives them bathroom breaks!), but their primary responsibility is to the mother

How is a doula different from a labor and delivery nurse or partner/spouse?

 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! 

My Birth Doula Packages Include

  ● 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. 


Contact Us

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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!

Your Birthing Journey - Birth Doula Services

(218) 591-2429

Hours

Monday - Sunday: By appointment