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What is a Doula?
The word "Doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when Doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier, and they breastfeed more easily. And research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum Doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction, and reduce the risk of mood disorders.
A Birth Doula...
Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life.
Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.
Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth.
Stays with the woman throughout the labor.
Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions.
Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and her clinical care providers.
Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience.
Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level.
A Postpartum Doula...
Offers education, companionship, and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester.
Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents, and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.
Customized plans are created to fit the needs of each family. Every family's needs are unique and my services are tailored just for you.
Birth Doula Services
A sliding scale fee is available for special circumstances.
Postpartum Doula Services
$25 an hour +$10 per hour for twins
And see our price page for discounts and packages.
For Questions or to Schedule your Doula Care today;
Call / Text: 916-546-8468