Why do I need a doula?
Because birthing puts your mind and body in a very vulnerable state.
I know you're a smart, educated, and accomplished person. You're just having a baby.
You've read the books and taken the classes.
You're strong and healthy. You're confident in your partner and your team.
But the hormone levels in your body to give birth will literally make your mind stop working.
Add high levels of excitement and/or stress and you won't be able to think strait.
It's just biology.
As your doula, I play the role of your clear headed self.
Birth is familiar to me. I've given birth 4 times and attended 150 other births. I know what's normal and what's not. I know the questions to ask and the activities to do.
And because my brain isn't flooded with hormones I can remember what's important to you and make sure you know what's going on and why.Schedule an Interview
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The Details of Labor & Delivery Support
Labor can start and stop a few time before it's actually time for you baby to arrive. Since we will be having weekly calls at the end of your pregnancy I'll have a pretty good sense of how your doing.
When to let me know your in labor:
It's important you let me know anytime you think it could be labor. Texting at 2 am that your contracting is actually more considerate than waiting until the morning. I know you're not going to want to wake me. But I'm much more prepared when I know you've been contracting since 2 am at 2 am. Just finding out at 6am you've been contracting for 4 hours and you need me to head over to your house ASAP, doesn't give me enough time.
When I will join you:
This can vary but the in general it's when you want me to. I will come see you at your home if you're feeling you need support. I may join you on the way to your place of birth. I may ask if I can swing by and check in because of what I'm hearing from you. Most often I join families at home and help them through the early stages of labor to ensure you arrive at the hospital or your place of birth at the best time for you.
How long I'll be there during the birth:
I stay with you through delivery and until you're cleared as doing well post delivery.
At a hospital this is usually about 2-4 hours. I'll get you moved into the mom/baby side and make sure you've got what you need to take a rest.
For birth center births, I will stay with you until you're sent home. I'll return home with you and get you trucked in for some rest. If for some reason your labor is on the longer side I may call in a back up. It's important to me you have the best support possible. If I been awake for too many hours, I'm no longer the best support for you. The back up will cover for me while I get some rest, and I will rejoin you as soon as I'm rested.
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Find a Doula for You!
You're doula needs to feel like a trusted friend. So finding the right doula can take time.
Talking to any doula helps you start the process and learn better what will be right for you.
Set up a time for us to chat so we can discover if I the right fit for you.
If I'm not I can help you find one that fits better.Schedule an Interview