Birth Doula Services
in association with Balanced Beginnings Doulas
What is a Birth Doula?
A Birth Doula is a professional support provider who understands and trusts the process of birth, respects its transcendent and sacred aspects, as well as its physical and emotional aspects, and who facilitates the birth experience for the parents, baby, and primary care providers. Families can also seek support postpartum during the early weeks and months to help ease the transition of welcoming a new baby into the home.
The word Doula in Ethiopian (dula ) translates to "walking stick". This so beautifully describes the role of a Birth Doula: a steady support for expectant parents prenatally, during labor and birth, and postpartum.
Description of Services
As your Birth Doula I will:
Meet with you and your support team prenatally to discuss and create your birth intentions.
Help educate you on your options, common procedures and policies at your birthing facility, and best practices for self care during your pregnancy.
Serve as a physical support during your labor with pain management and comfort techniques such as movement, positioning, and basic body work.
Work with you and your support team in making decisions during labor that both support the health and safety of you and your baby as well as stay closely aligned with your birth preferences.
Visit with you at home during the early postpartum time period to offer emotional, logistical, physical, and practical support with your healing.
Connect you with the most skilled professionals in the area for any additional support you may need or benefit from during pregnancy, birth and labor, and postpartum.
If desired, take photos of your labor and birth experience.
My intention is to support mothers in experiencing the brilliance of birth on their terms, fully embodied in their own power.
As a yoga teacher, I also offer combined Doula & Prenatal Yoga packages to see you through the duration of your pregnancy as well as postpartum.
Currently, I am offering Birth Doula Services on a sliding scale. Please contact me for rates and availability.