Expecting a baby is a very exciting time for every mother including mixed emotions due to many different factors and situations. There are many supporting roles to a birth experience however ultimately no one but the mother owns her birth. When choosing our Doula, you will receive the following for your entire childbearing experience:
A Doula is a birth support specialist that is trained in multiple areas, allowing her provide emotional, physical, and informational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. I am also trained in partner support because I recognize that a new baby has an impact on the entire family.
A Postpartum Doula provides guidance to new parents on important subjects like infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother & baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.
A Licensed Massage Therapist provides massage for you during your laboring to help reduce stress and tension.
Certified Lactation Educators are professional breastfeeding specialists that teach new mothers how to feed their baby.
Placenta Specialist Provides history of encapsulation, benefits, current available information, safety and how to prepare the placenta for consumption and use in postpartum recovery.
How is having a Doula different then not having one?
50% reduction in the cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in oxytocin use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery
Doula Code of Ethics
As a Doula I will…
Assist the mother before, during, and after birth by providing emotional support, physical comfort, information, and advocacy.
Assist the mother with writing a Birth Plan prior to labor and communicating these desires to the mother’s family and medical care providers.
Provide support during the postpartum period as well by discussing the experience with the mother and providing guidance in feeding issues, specifically related to positioning and timing.
Act in an appropriate and respectful manner.
As a Doula I will not…
Make decisions for a mother or family member.
Offer medical advice or perform any medical or clinical procedure.
Argue with a doctor, nurse, midwife or other hospital staff.