A doula is first and foremost support for the laboring mother. This begins long before labor though. The longer I have to get to know you and your other support team the better. The best way to do this is by meeting two to three times before birth. I will help you to lay out a birth plan that will make your choices clear to myself and others. I am willing to take clients with shorter notice. If possible I like to have two meetings with at least one where other parts of the mother's support team (whom ever you have chosen to have in the delivery room) are present.

I am available any time by phone, instant message, text, or email to answer questions or just to listen. 

During labor I will come as soon as possible when you ask. I don't mind showing up for false labor. It is actually a helpful thing to me, and great practice for us as a team.  I will stay for as long as you wish for me to staying during labor. I'm there for the long haul! 

After birth I stay, once again, until you wish for me to leave or until you are settled in and ready for some quiet time with your baby. 

I do a postpartum follow up a few days after to see how you are all feeling. I am still available to listen when you need me. 

I have a small but growing lending library on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting that I am happy to share with anyone that asks. 

I am willing to attend hospital, home, and birth center births. 



*Note- A doula CAN NOT and does not give medical advice. I am more than happy to hand you research, articles, and books on your options as a mother on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. It is up to you and your physician to make the best choice for you, and I will support you to the best of my ability in that choice.

 

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