What is A Doula?
A doula is someone who provides emotional, physical and informational support to the expectant woman and her family before, during and immediately after the birth.
A Birth Doula is Part of Your Team
While your OBGYN or midwife will handle your medical needs, I’ll be by your side for emotional, physical and informational childbirth support. Here are just a few things a doula provides:
Educational support. You’ll have endless questions leading up to your birth, when labor begins, during labor and after the birth. If you have any questions, you don't have to wait for your next prenatal visit, you can text, email or call me at any time.
Labor pain relief. As a licensed massage therapist, I’ll provide a variety of comfort measures to guide you through your labor and birth, including massage and guidance on birth positions.
Continuous support during labor. At your birth, you're my only client and focus, and most of your time laboring will be spent with me. While your midwife or OBGYN may be splitting their time between different patients, I'm exclusively devoted to you.
Objective information. When decisions arise during your labor, as your doula, I'll provide objective, calm and steady information to help guide your choices. I will help facilitate conversations between you and your medical provider, and recommend the right questions to ask.
Emotional strength. Your body is made to birth a baby. As a kind and compassionate birth expert, I will reassure you and help you feel secure in the birth process, while working to help you achieve your birth goals.