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.
Complementary Evidence Based Birth® Online Essentials Course for Parents
Complementary to our clients only, this coveted course educates all about evidence based care; what it is, what it isn’t, and how to talk with your provider about it. You will also learn how to make sure your birth setting and provider will be supportive of your wishes, and how to educate yourself and gather your support team. Also, you will learn about the legal rights of people giving birth, and this is incredibly beneficial information to every expecting parent.
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 delivery.
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 safe birth, whether it is a home birth, an un-medicated hospital birth, a medicated hospital birth, a cesarean or a VBAC.
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.
Postpartum Visit at Your Home
Once you arrive home we provide you with a postpartum visit. We check in on you and your baby's well-being, while keeping healthy postpartum and newborn proceedings and development in mind. 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 specialists such as lactation consultants or infant massage instructors, or provide you with fully comprehensive Postpartum Doula Services.