support + education
The world is changing and that allows us to work together in an in-person capacity, or a virtual way that is just as supportive. With my doula services – you can expect education and support leading up to your birth, birther and partner support during labor and delivery, as well as follow-up postpartum conversation, recipes and care.
This is for first-time birthers who would like the support and education throughout pregnancy, and leading into birth. It’s also for those who want to be more connected to the experience than they were with the last birth, or those who are looking to rewrite the prior experience.
I’ve had 5 of my own pregnancies, 4 births, and have educated myself with the best trainers and have supported clients for the last two years. I am empathetic, trauma-informed, and we will connect on a personal level. If this is what you are looking for – I know I can help you.
what to expect
I include the postpartum planning and care in this package because it is essential to your complete birthing experience. Prenatal care and education is a wonderful way to manage your expectations and work in unison with your care team to create the experience that you desire (though we know that many things can change). We also need to work together after the birth to process what just happened, as well as set you up for success in the often lonely and confusing postpartum period.
• 4 prenatal calls with me• Prep for Birth & Prep for Postpartum planning• Pregnancy, labor, birth education as well as how to communicate your needs and questions to your care team•Partner support and communication during labor and delivery• I will be on call for you 2 weeks before and after your due date• 2 postpartum calls• Meal plans and recipes for postpartum healing
let’s paint a picture
You’ll have calls with me leading up to your birth. This is where we will review what your body and baby are up to, plan for your birth experience, develop a postpartum care plan, and answer questions after leaving the doctor’s office. You also have voice/text access to me at any time. For 4 weeks surrounding your due date- I’ll be on call for you, so that means you will contact me when you feel any contractions, leaking of waters, or other new sensations! I’ll be with you on text, voice, Facetime, or in-person as you decide if you should get your bags ready, and as you make your way to the hospital or place of birth. I’ll be supporting you and your partner through triage and once you are in the labor and delivery room, through information, calming support and comfort measures. Think of me as your calm presence and voice of reason! I’ll remain with you after birth, where we will soak in the beautiful moment and talk about what’s next. Once you return from the place of birth – we will have follow up calls and voice/text to review your postpartum care plan, nourishment, self care, breastfeeding support and birth story.
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