deep delight, non-anxious presence, empowering care
Mostly, what it comes down to is this: I love birth.
At every birth I attend, I bring with me the knowledge from my own four unique birth experiences, the information gained from my training, and the wisdom gathered from all of the previous births I have been present at.
I do my best to offer what is needed during birth—at times I am hands-on and other times I quietly take on a behind the scenes role. I aim to suppport birthers in making informed decisions that lead them to feeling a sense of agency in their births.
What I bring as a doula:
informed and intuitive care that senses what a situation calls for;
a non-anxious presence that attends and empowers;
deep delight in walking with you in the birthing experience.
My Commitments as a Doula
Before Labour I Will:
Schedule two prenatal meetings visits during which we will discuss your birth, and hopes, fears and questions you may have. We will make a plan for your birth and discuss comfort measures and common procedures.
Emphasize the importance of making informed decisions that help you feel empowered during the birthing process. I will provide educational articles as needed and talk with you about asking good questions.
Not give medical advice but will encourage you to discuss your questions with your care provider.
Be on call for you 24/7 from two weeks before your guess date until your baby is born.
During Labour I Will:
Arrive at your home or hospital within approximately one hour after you request my support.
Provide physical and emotional support for you and your partner (if any) during your birthing time.
Be a non-anxious presence in your birth space, reassuring you of your strength and using various comfort measures to help during labour.
Support you in the plans you have made for your birth and encourage you to ask questions that will lead you to make informed decisions.
Following Birth I Will:
Stay with you up to two hours after your baby is born. I will help you get settled at home or in the hospital, prepare food for you, and help you initialize breastfeeding if desired. If we’re at home I will tidy up and throw a load of laundry in.
Check-in with you via text over the next couple of days and will come and see you for one post-partum visit during the first week after your child’s birth. At this meeting I will listen to how the first days have been for you, sit with you through a feeding, and pass on any resources or referrals that you might find helpful.
The fee for doula care is $1100