Birth Doula

Birth Doula

A certified Birth Doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; and who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.  She provides assistance with non-medical aspects of care.  DONA International certification ensures that a doula has met a high international standard, ensuring expectant parents and their medical team that she will adhere to the highest standards of conduct and ethics.

Having a Birth Doula by your side can enhance your birth experience for you and your partner through guided comfort measures, relaxation techniques, massage and the use of visualization.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

You will meet your Birth Doula at an in-home interview to discuss your birth plan.  Your doula will work together with your labor partner to provide you the support needed during the different stages of labor and birth.  She will be with you during your early labor at home and will remain with you at the hospital until birth.  Doulas believe that birth is normal, natural and healthy.

She is also available to provide continued support to you and your baby at home.  You may find it helpful to connect with someone who will provide you with ongoing support from pregnancy, labor, birth, recovery and bringing your baby home.  This service is best utilized when you connect with your doula during your 5th to 7th month of pregnancy.

Testimonials

Mother-Baby Support

“I can’t thank you enough.  I don’t know if I could have made it through the first few weeks of motherhood without you.  Words really can’t express how much you helped me.  I will recommend your services to any and everyone.  Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

-Debbie

Childbirth Class

“The class has been wonderful!  We appreciate everything you have taught us, and feel more confident because of your expertise.”

Thank you, Catherine and Charlie

Lactation Support

“It was such a great experience to have you here.  Thank you doesn’t seem to sum up my gratitude enough.  Our Beginning with Baby appointment was the best and most professional experience related to our birth.  We could not have gotten through it without your support! I am still breastfeeding and plan to continue until she is about one year old.”

Sincerely, Cara

Mother-Baby Support

“Thanks so much for all your help, I don’t think we’d be smiling so much without you!

-Nancy, Peter and Audrey

Childbirth Class

“We looked forward to each week’s session-can’t say that about many classes!  You instilled such a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere while stuffing us full of information.  And you were always willing to help out in any way you could.

With gratitude and warm wishes, Colleen & Bruce

Multiple Care

“We cannot THANK YOU enough for all the support you’ve given our family when the twins came home.  Your words were comforting, your guidance steadfast and your support never ending.  It was wonderful having your loving spirit in our home, helping us navigate 2 newborn worlds!  Thank you so very much for everything!

Sincerely, Lanya, Joel, Hudson, Hayden, and Cooper

Mother-Baby Support

“Thank you so much for all of your help these past few weeks.  Being a new mom has been one of the sweetest challenges in my life and your guidance has meant so much!

– Mary and Emily