Birth Coaching & Doula Services

What is a Birth Coach (doula)?

A doula is a woman serving another woman.  She provides knowledge as well as emotional and physical support.  She will inspire and motivate mothers to have the most rewarding birth experience possible.  During this journey she will love, respect, listen and embrace your birth.  There is no “right” way to birth your baby, but there is a right way for you, and our team of doulas are there to help make this a reality.

What are the benefits of a Doula

Studies have shown when you have a doula:

  • there is a 25%-50% shorter labor
  • Reduction in epidural request as well as other pain medications
  • 50% reduction in cesarean rate
  • There is a decrease in any medical intervention
  • An increase in partner involvement which will help relieve stress off of the couple during birth
  • Higher breastfeeding success rate
  • Increases mother’s satisfaction with their birth outcome

 What you can expect from our Birth Coaches and Doulas

  • Provide you with any and all information to help you make the best decision during your pregnancy and birth
  • Support you and your partner throughout your entire labor
  • Help you and your partner with communication skills between each other, medical staff and other members involved in your birth
  • Protect your birth plan and wishes
  • Respect and support you physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Help with breathing techniques, relaxation, laboring positions, massaging for comfort and breastfeeding/bottle feeding

Services Included

  • Development of birth plan
  • Unlimited phone, text and e-mail support
  • On call 2 weeks before as well as 2 weeks after your due date
  • Up to 3 personalized one on one prenatal visits
  • Labor support during early labor and beyond
  • Postpartum care for up to 2 hours after delivery
  • Documentation of birth with photos and personalized notes
  • Assistance with initial breastfeeding during baby’s first moments
  • 1 final postpartum visit during your first 2 weeks home