Birth Doula Services​

My birth doula services may include:

 

  • Two or three in-home prenatal visits to discuss your preferences, and help you prepare for birth, postpartum, and the immediate newborn period.  

  • A prenatal consult with your medical care provider to review your birth preferences.​

 

  • Labor support at home, birth center and/or hospital until the birth of your baby.

 

  • Immediate postpartum support until the baby and you are breastfeeding.

 

  • One breastfeeding education visit within 3 days after birth.

 

  • One or two postpartum visits within 28 days after the birth.​

  • Unlimited phone and email support to answer your questions and provide guidance during pregnancy and postpartum. 

  • Unlimited access to evidence-based information and resources. 

  • A prenatal, birth and postpartum log as circumstances allow. 

What does the research say about birth doulas? 

People who use a birth doula are less likely to need Pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean birth, less likely to use pain medications and more likely to rate the childbirth experience positively.

 

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