Birth & Labor Doula
What is a birth/ labor doula and the services?
Birth doulas are typically non-medical professionals trained to support you throughout your pregnancy and during your labor/birth. Doulas provides continuous physical, emotional and educational experience of your journey toward parenthood by providing resources that can help improve your pregnancy and birth experience. We offer breastfeeding education and assistance as well.
Studies shown that births with a Doula in attendance are 25% shorter labor, 60% reduction in epidural requests, 50% reduction in the cesarean rate, 40% reduction in oxytocin use and forceps delivery, 30% reduction of analgesia use.
What is a postpartum doula and postpartum services?
A postpartum doula takes care of you so you can take care of your new baby. Postpartum doulas provide families information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing, and coping skills for new parents.
Postpartum Doula make sure the entire family is receiving the best care possible. A few duties will include: all things baby-related, light housekeeping, family laundry, cooking for family while mom care for the baby if a day or 24hr shifts, provide research-based information, suggest products as I deem necessary & the most important, make sure parents arewell-rested away from sleep deprivation.
Sibling Doula Services
What is a Sibling Doula?
A Sibling Doula can be the solution for your family. Many families having a new baby are without trusted family members living locally or even a babysitter who is willing to be “on call” for an extended time while you have your new baby. Sibling doulas are available to care for older brothers and sisters while their parents are focused on bringing the new baby into the world.
What is the difference between a sibling doula and babysitter? A sibling doula is more than a babysitter. Both care for the sibling(s), but are able to interact with your child in a way that can help them prepare for their transition to sibling-hood. A sibling doula can empathize with the child(ren) and talk them through anything they are feeling, especially if the sibling attends the birth.