Q: What is a doula?
A: A doula is a trained professional who supports families, especially during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Q: What does a doula do?
A: Before the birth, I work with expectant parents to prepare for birth through education, the practice of comfort measures, etc. During the birth, I provide physical comfort (massage, hot and/or cold therapy, etc) and guide your partner in the best ways to support you. After the birth, I help initiate breast/chestfeeding and will provide you with at least one in-home postpartum visit.
Q: Why should I hire a doula?
A: Having a doula support your birth is proven to decrease preterm birth rates and the risk of an unplanned C-section while increasing the likelihood of a positive birth experience.
Q: Who should hire a doula?
A: Everyone! No matter if you are planning a medicated hospital birth, are scheduled for C-section, or desire an unmedicated home birth (attended by a certified midwife, of course!), I can help you prepare for the birthing experience that's right for you.
Q: Are consultations done in person?
A: Yes. I also offer the option of a phone consultation.
Q: How do I apply for a reduced rate for my birth services?
A: When filling out the "Contact the Doula" form, simply mention in the message that you would like to apply and I will send you an application via email.
Q: Do you host any classes or special events?
A: In-person group childbirth education classes are in the works, as well as a monthly community meet-up for expectant parents to have the opportunity to connect with each other and with childbirth professionals.