Labor Doula Services
Most doula-client relationships begin a few months before the baby is due. During this period, they develop a relationship where the family feels free to ask questions, express their fears and concerns, and takes an active role in creating a birth plan. Doulas make themselves available to the family by phone, text message or email to respond to their questions or explain any developments that might arise during the pregnancy. Doulas do not provide any type of medical care; however, they are knowledgeable in many medical aspects of labor and delivery and can help their clients gain a better understanding of the procedures surrounding the birth and early hours of parenthood.
Labor & Delivery
During labor and delivery, doulas are in constant proximity to the birth person. They can provide comfort with pain relief techniques that include breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, massage, and laboring positions. Doulas also encourage participation from the partner and offer reassurance. A doula acts as an advocate for the family, encouraging and helping them fulfill specific desires that they might have for their birth. The goal of a doula is to help the family experience a positive and safe birth, whether an unmedicated, medicated, or caesarean birth.
In the postpartum period, your doula will visit your home 1-2 times to check in on you and answer any questions you may have regarding yourself and how you are feeling, your new baby, or any breastfeeding concerns. You can connect with your doula via phone, text message or email for 6 weeks postpartum giving you a professional you can reach out to 24 hours a day.