Meet & Greet
Before becoming your doula, I offer a free in-person consultation where we meet and get to know one another. There are no obligations to hire me at this point, this is the time to ask any questions you have about doula support and what that uniquely looks like for you and your birth. This a great time to see if I am a match for you and your family's needs.
Phone & Email Support
As your doula, I am available to answer any of your questions or concerns by text, phone call, or email throughout your entire pregnancy. I am a resource and can help provide evidence, research, and answers for things that you may need help navigating. When birth becomes near I am on-call for you 24/7. A back-up doula is always provided in case of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances.
As your doula, I offer 2 prenatal visits to better connect and get comfortable with each other. This is where we discuss your birth preferences in more detail. During the prenatal meetings, brief and curated education is given on the labor and birth process and what to expect and how to prepare for the weeks to come. We will also go over comfort measures and techniques for all phases of labor. We will discuss what you want my role to be and what I can do to help achieve the birth you've envisioned. I will provide the tools to help you feel more confident and release fears that you have going into the unknown. These meetings will be done at my office.
As your doula, I want you to feel comfortable with contacting me in any part of labor, even early labor. There is no reason to wait to reach out to me until you think "it's time." We will be in contact and I am available to you 24/7 during this time. We will navigate when you need more in-person support and I will join you at that point.
(At home or at your birthing location) I am here for emotional, informational, and physical support. I will stay the entire labor and delivery.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform ANY clinical tasks
I will not check vital signs- such as blood pressure or temperature. I will not do any fetal monitoring or vaginal checks. I will not diagnose medical conditions or give medical advice. I will give you physical and emotional support.
Make decisions for you
I will help gather information for you to help give you more knowledge on a specific topic to assist you in making decisions, but will never tell you what to do or influence your decisions in any way.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I will be an advocate for you, but will never tell the staff things on your behalf. Any decisions or changes to your birth plan need to be told to the staff directly from you or your partner.
Baby’s First Feeding Support
As your doula, I will stay after your baby is born for usually an hour or two. I will help you transition, and make sure that everyone is settled and comfortable and has everything they need before my departure. I can offer assistance in baby's initial latch and help answer any questions you have about lactation.
As your doula, I offer support even after your baby is born. I am available to answer any questions that may arise and help provide any resources you may need. I offer one postpartum visit 1-2 weeks postpartum where I come to your home. We'll reflect back on the birth of your baby and I can help you process anything that you may need help better understanding. I can also offer lactation support during this time, if needed. I can answer any question you have about newborn care and the first few weeks at home and again provide you with resources if it's something that I cannot help with or don't have the answers to.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
This is your birth, your experience, your baby. I will support whatever decisions you make even if it differs from my own beliefs. I will never try to influence you to change your mind or do things my way. Every woman deserves to have the birth they've envisioned for themselves.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." John Kennel
As your doula, it is part of my job to provide you with any community resources you may need. I have a list of trusted, local professionals and referrals to help you in any aspects of motherhood you may need assistance with. As well as providing you with information to local, community and support groups in our area.