Meet & Greet
As your doula, I offer a free consultation where we briefly get to know one another and wether I am a match for you and your family. There are no obligations to hire me at this time, but if you do decide to choose me as your doula there will be more visits in the future to get a better understanding of your birth plan.
Phone & Email Support
As your doula, I am available to answer any of your questions or concerns by phone or email throughout your pregnancy. When birth becomes near I am on-call for you 24/7. I will provide a back-up doula in case of an emergency.
As your doula, I offer 1-2 prenatal visits where we discuss or create your birth plan in much more detail. We will also go over comfort techniques for all portions of labor and delivery. We will discuss what you want my role to be and what I can do to make sure you get the birth you've always envisioned.
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 contact me until you think "it's time." I am available to you 24/7 during this time period and will help you get through the most difficult part of this journey. I am here for emotional AND physical support.
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.
Baby’s First Feeding Support
As your doula, after your baby is born I will stick around until you feel comfortable and you want alone time with your family. I can offer assistance in baby's first latch and help breastfeeding go more smoothly.
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.
As your doula, I offer support even after your baby is born. I am available to answer any questions you may have and help get you resources you may need. I offer one postpartum visit a couple weeks after your baby is born where I come to you and we discuss your baby's birth and admire your new bundle of joy. I can also offer lactation support, if necessary. I will give you your birth story from my point of view.
As your doula, it is my job to provide you with any resources you may need. I will have a list of trusted, local professionals to help you in any aspects of motherhood you may need assistance with.
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