I offer a free 45 minute consultation with each potential client. During this 45 minutes we will get to know one another to see if we are a good fit. I want your birth to be exactly as you envisioned it even if that does not include me. It’s important that during this time you the potential client ask as many questions as you feel you need to about me and my services.
Birth Doula Services
To Include 3 prenatal visits 1 hour in length each visit. I will be with you the total duration of your Active Labor and Pushing Stage. I will remain with you 1hr after the birth for breast feeding support. 5 to 7 days after your Birth I will make a postpartum visit on you and baby.
PostPartum Doula Services
I will meet with you and your spouse no later than 2 weeks before your birth to discuss your postpartum needs. I will perform light house work to include laundry, folding, light cooking and straightening up common areas in the home. I will help with younger siblings in the home if need be. I will run errands and help with breastfeeding as well. All monies for errands groceries, toiletries etc will need to be provided to me by client. My work day will start at 9am and end before or by 4pm.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
I will provide all comfort and pain management methods discussed at previous prenatal appointments. I will offer various ideas on laboring positions as well. I will perform all pain management and comforting measures and techniques that will bring peace, strength, and comfort to my client. Whatever my client needs at that moment I will be there to provide it. I will not leave my client alone except to take emergency phone calls, take a bathroom break or get a snack from the vending machine. Although I make sure I keep snacks with me at all times so I wont have to leave.
Perform any clinical tasks
I don’t and will not perform any clinical task on my clients. I am there to educate, comfort, support, and encourage my client through her Birth. I will not take blood pressure, perform cervical checks, perform fetal heart monitoring test. Neither will I weigh the baby or perform any other medical task on the infant child.
Make decisions for you
I can not and will not make any decisions for my Client. I will provide my client with the Evidence Based information pertaining to whatever unique circumstances she might face during her birth so she can make her own informed decision. I will support my client in whatever decision she decides is best for her during her birth.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I will not speak to the hospital staff in any way that is making a decision for you. I will empower you to use the voice you have to speak up for yourself concerning your birth.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
I will not take any of my beliefs, ideals, and experiences and cast them onto you. Your birth is unique to you and I am there’s to support you in whatever you choose is best for your birth.