Answers to your Questions
I want you to feel safe and sure about everything to do with your birthing experience. Read some frequently asked questions about my business and my services. If you still haven’t found the answer you are looking for, feel free to get in touch with me.
What is a birth doula?
A doula is a professional labor and birth companion--a sort of birth "guide". Unlike any other care provider, your doula is with you physically throughout the duration of your labor and birth providing education, information, comfort, logistical support, and techniques to make your labor easier, and more enjoyable.
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula is a professional trained to work with a new mother through the period after birth. The postpartum period, sometimes called the fourth trimester, is the first 12 weeks after the birth of your baby.
What does a doula do?
A birth doula provides:
education, support, and resources prior to birth
continuous physical and emotional support from early labor through the immediate postpartum
support for your partner, including giving them the ability to take a break, as well as giving them tips to enhance their role as primary support
a listening ear when you have questions, fears, and concerns
What does a postpartum doula do?
A birth postpartum provides:
Education, support, and resources for new parents
Support around breastfeeding, soothing and newborn care
Emotional support for new parents
Light housekeeping, meal prep, and newborn care
What does a birth doula not do?
A doula does not:
Speak for you
Make decisions for you
Provide medical advice
Perform clinical tasks
Contradict or argue with your caregiver
Take the place of your partner as primary support (unless your partner is unable to act as primary support)
Why should you hire a doula?
reduce your chances of having a c-section or forceps delivery
reduce your chances of using interventions
have less pain, have a shorter labor
have a better overall birth experience
Increase confidence around newborn care.
Gives both parents a chance to recoup lost sleep
May reduce risk of Postpartum Mood Disorders