What We Do

Birth Doula Services

Two prenatal visits to assess your needs and desires for birth, define and understand our expectations of one another, and provide you with useful tools for labor and birth.

The attendance of one prenatal appointment with you and your provider if you desire.

Birth preferences assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you.

Continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to you and your partner for the duration of labor and birth, to help you hold to and move toward the vision you created for your baby’s birth.

Initial breastfeeding support immediately after birth to help your baby latch on properly and encourage establishment of breastfeeding.

One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period.

Unlimited phone, text and email support to answer your questions and offer suggestions and support through pregnancy and early labor.

Postpartum Doula Services

A Postpartum Doula Does:

  • Evidence-based education
  • Understanding baby cues
  • Assist with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding, and comforting
  • Hands-on education for infant and mom
  • Light housekeeping
  • Light meal preparation
  • Resources and referrals
  • Organize the home and nursery
  • Take care of baby’s laundry
  • Non-judgemental support for family
  • Breastfeeding support and latch/positioning help
  • Errands
  • Babywearing assistance
  • Assist in creating a nurturing and quiet environment for family
  • Assist in creating a structured flow of help with family and friends
  • Support and listening
  • Caring for baby when parents need to shower, nap, or spend time with other children
  • Help you process the birth experience
  • Care for mom as she recovers both physically and emotionally

Newborn Care

A one-time, 2-hour class

Topics include

  • Normal newborn appearance
  • Hand on activities such as diapering, swaddling, and holding a baby
  • Bathing techniques
  • Caring for your newborn
  • Feeding your newborn
  • Cord and circumcision care

Breastfeeding Education

A one-time, 2-hour class

Topics include

  • Advantages of breastfeeding
  • Propert positioning and latch-on
  • Guidelines for adequate breastfeeding
  • How to prevent and resolve discomforts
  • Breast pumps and storage of milk
  • Breastfeeding and returning to school/work

A Postpartum Doula Does Not:

  • Heavy Housekeeping
  • Conduct medical tasks on mom or on baby
  • Take the place of mom, dad or other family
  • Maintain sole care of the baby or other siblings
  • Drive mom and baby around
  • Judge mom on choices she makes for herself or her baby
  • Pressure mom into one choice over another

Childbirth Education

A three-week class that meets for 2 hours each week

Topics include

  • Birth preferences plan
  • Normal labor processes
  • Pain relief options
  • Cesarean sections
  • How your partner can help during labor and birth
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • After delivery care