Congrats on your new Bundle of enjoy!
Every birth is special whether it takes place at the hospital or at home, each is beautiful and deserving of celebration. No matter how you birth your baby, everyone can benefit from having an experienced Doula present at the moment of delivery and even during your transitional stage of bringing baby home. Contact me to learn more about my services, and how I can help you bring your own child into this beautiful world.
WHAT'S A DOULA?
A doula, also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical companion who supports a birthing woman by providing continuous care before, during, or after childbirth in the form of information, physical support, and emotional support. They also may provide support to the partner and family. Unlike a midwife, doulas are not medical professionals and therefore cannot administer medication. Doulas are typically certified with some courses taking over a year to complete. Practical training is involved to become certified. Support from a Doula may also reduce the woman's negative feelings about their experience.
A Birth Doula focuses on helping women and birthing people through labor and delivery by providing emotional, physical, and educational support. They provide prenatal support to get you ready for labor and delivery, support you during labor and delivery in real-time, often stay with you for a few hours following the birth to help address the baby’s needs, and provide postpartum check-ins to answer any and all questions you may have about postpartum, newborn care, and breastfeeding.
A Postpartum Doula comes to your house and helps the new parents throughout the postpartum experience by mentoring them with evidence-based information, helping them around the house with light housework, and making sure new parents feel confident in their new lifestyle. The most important thing Doulas' teaches is to trust in yourself that you know what you're doing.
~Barbara Katz Ruthman
"Birth is not only about making babies, birth is about making mothers strong competent, capable, mothers who trust themselves and know there inner strengths."