General role of a labor doula
A doula accompanies you in labor to help ensure a satisfying birth experience by
providing physical, emotional/spiritual, and educational support.
A doula will help you make decisions by providing information, support, and creating space but will not make
decisions for you.
I will help you feel empowered to make the appropriate decisions for your own health. We are not trying to persuade you in any way just merely provide you with unbiased resources and information.
A doula works for you, not your care provider or the hospital.
A doula does not perform clinical tasks such as blood pressure or fetal
heart rate monitoring.
A doula does not replace your partner but is part of your birth team or
community. In my 13 years experience in birth work I've been able to tune in to couples
needs. Sometimes my hands on help is needed
and there are times I can step back and simply hold space for you to do
the work you need to birth your baby.
For more perinatal resources please visit Birth Comadres Collective
Birth Doula Package includes: $1,444
2 Prenatal Visits: These are in-home or virtual visits to create a relationship and to discuss your birth preferences. We'll go over the changes of birth and how to cope. I also incorporate birth prep tips for you and your birth team. We’ll go over the ways to support during birthing time, including out of bed birthing positions, breathing, and centering techniques. But most importantly we want to build your confidence to trust your intuition.
I will be in attendance during the laboring process and will stay with you until the baby's birth and a few hours after birth depending on what kind of support you need. Immediate post birth needs may include advocating for skin to skin, help with initiating breast/chest feeding. As well as making sure everyone is nourished.
3 postpartum home visits which will include:
Abdominal/womb care + binding
Rebozo movement and closing
24/7 support via email, phone and text.
I appreciated the relaxing prenatal massage you gave me on Saturday 11/30 It was lovely and I think it is what helped get labor going. I went into labor naturally that evening at 11:30pm and delivered a handsome baby boy at 9:27am on 11/31.
Thank you again for fitting me in that day! It made all the difference.
I was taught that a person goes through many cycles through out their lifetime,
each unique in it's own right.
At conception, the pregnant person starts the bearer of life ceremony. Each individual has their own rituals
that are made up of common components like nutrition, the way you care for your changing body,
education on birth processes and procedures and creating community.
A doula is a guide through these life changing ceremonial stages of your life.
"At birth, we experience nature, spirit, cosmos, and creation with all our being."
- Patrisia Gonzales
Author of Red Medicine