Doulas provide non medical support
throughout the prenatal, labor and delivery, and early postpartum periods. My first child was born in the hospital with midwives, and I recognize the desire or need some women have to give birth in a hospital setting while still having the personal attention and advice of a skilled labor attendant.
- Attendance at several of your prenatals
- Childbirth Ed classes if desired
- 24-hour phone accessibility for questions and concerns
- Breast feeding education and support
We discuss your past births and/or any other experiences that have shaped what your feelings are about birth today. This will help us understand what your ideal birth could look like. During labor I support and encourage mom on her path, as well as other family members to the extent that they are to be involved. Dads are important to the birth process, and it’s my wish to encourage and help fathers to find ways to assist their wives and get the most out of their birth as well. After delivery, we often review the birth and I can answer questions. Most hospital births that I have the privilege to attend, like home births, are beautiful joyous events!