What to Expect from our Birth Doula Services
Complementary Initial Consultation
First and foremost, we will provide you with a complementary consultation. During our initial conversation we go over all of your questions and the services we provide in detail. There is no obligation or pressure to commit.
Our relationship with you begins a few months before baby is due. During this period we schedule a home visit to go over questions, address any concerns you may have, and discuss your birth wishes and visions. We can also help you create a birth plan if you so choose. We want to assure that you feel educated, informed and supported throughout your entire prenatal experience.
24/7 On-Call Availability
Throughout your pregnancy and due date range, generally 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks post your estimated due date, we make ourselves available to you by phone or email 24/7. We are always there to answer any questions that might arise during the course of your pregnancy and/or the beginning stages of labor. Though we do not provide any type of clinical care, we are knowledgeable in many medical aspects of labor and delivery. As such, we can help you gain a better understanding of the procedures and processes in late pregnancy or birth.
Dedicated Labor Support
Our unbiased and wholly dedicated labor support is tailored specifically to you and your birth wishes. As you labor, we take on a supportive, informative and encouraging role to help you fulfill your specific birth desires. It is our goal that you experience a positive and healthy birth, whether at home or in hospital, unmedicated, with epidural, VBAC or cesarean.
Hospital-Based Postpartum Support
For up to 2 hours after birth, we will spend some time helping you begin the breastfeeding process and encouraging bonding between you and your new baby. We are happy to help you and baby get to know each other, as well provide any other support that may be needed.
On-Call Postpartum Care
Directly after birth and once you arrive home, we check in on you and your baby's well-being and ask that you reach out with any questions or concerns. As trained and experienced Postpartum Doulas, we are versed in postpartum health as well as newborn care and are happy to help in any way we can. We can also provide you with several resources and are happy to connect you with professionals such as pediatricians, lactation consultants, chiropractors, etc. or provide you with fully comprehensive Postpartum Doula Services.