Why Hire A Doula?
Research has shown that having a Doula present during labor and birth has benefits For the Mother:
*fewer requests for medication
*less medical intervention
*fewer cesarean sections
*increased bonding of family
*positive feelings of labor/birth
*increased breast feeding success
* less postpartum depression
For the Dad/Partner:
*Involved Active Role
*Role Model for Support
*Comfort Measure Reminders
*Tag Team during Long Labors
*Someone else to take pictures:)
I have been attending births since 1997 and as of 2016 have attended over 450 births. I have been told i have a very calming personality and bring this quality to the birthing atmosphere.
My services include:
*a Free in person consultation
*a home visit prior to labor to discuss your desires for birth. (2 home visits for VBAC clients)
*A FULL Breast Feeding Class
*Physical, Emotional and Informational support during labor/birth in your home and/or in the hospital continuing for approximately 2 hours after the birth
* 1 Postpartum Visit in your home after the birth. (Specifics are covered in the doula agreement/contract).
The Fee for Doula Services is 1200.00. A 200.00 discount is offered to those taking my Childbirth Class and choose to give birth at a preferred hospital/practice.