FREE Birth Plan Guide
"Doula is used to describe a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the woman and her husband or partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort, and assistance in obtaining information before, during, and just after childbirth." - EvidenceBasedBirth.com/Doulas
One of the Doula's primary goals is to care for emotional health and enhance the ability to positively recall the birthing experience. We accomplish this by:
Physical support is important because it helps you, the birthing person maintain a sense of control, comfort, and confidence. Physical support includes but is not limited to:
Informative support will help keep everyone informed about what is going on, what to expect, and provides access to evidence-based information about birth options that might otherwise not be sought out or available. I provide continuous access to information and open communication from the point of first contact all the way through my journey together with you, the client.
Advocacy in a supporting role means that I will amplify your voice in times of dismissal, inattention, or disregard. I will create space and time needed for you to make concious informed decisions. I will keep your wishes and needs at the forefront of my attention. I will call to attention anticipated "next steps" to help you make informed decisions and maintain a sense of control and presence. I've got your back!
"Childbirth is an experience in a woman's life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates - in her own way - remembering all the generations of women who walk with her... She is never alone" - Suzanne Arms