Doula Services

When serving as your birth doula, I will be there to support you throughout your pregnancy when you have questions, as well as through the birth, providing comfort and support to both you and your partner so that you can welcome your baby with joy.

Once you and your partner have welcomed your baby into this world, I will assist you (as a postpartum doula) with integrating your baby into your family.

According to DONA’s website: The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

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

A Birth DoulaBirth Doula

A doula can enhance the experience for both partners by supporting both members of the laboring couple.

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth
  • Stays with the woman throughout the labor
  • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decision
  • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman’s memory of the birth experience
  • Allows the woman’s partner to participate at his/her comfort level
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Postpartum Doula

Karina Bolger Postpartum DoulaResearch evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.

A Postpartum Doula:

  • Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester
  • Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying
  • Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
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Childbirth Facts

    “The doula’s education, quiet support and guidance are a manifestation of the traditional postpartum support that our society is missing.”

    source: www.dona.com