The doula's purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birthing experience. A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and informational support to the mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth.
A doula is a calming presence who gives support and touch in a healing and useful way, and also provides useful tips for laboring and birthing and postpartum care.
As a Doula, I Offer:
I provide a no-obligation, free consultation with you and your partner for doula services. This is to ensure we are a good fit, have common goals, and briefly discuss fees and services.
This meeting is usually 30-45 minutes.
2 Prenatal Visits (1.5-2 hrs each)
These are to get to know one another better, explore labor coping techniques, birth plan, etc.
Phone & Email Support
I am available for phone and email support until 38 weeks, and then I am on-call for your birth.
Full Support for Laboring and Birth
I provide Information and resources on labor and childbirth. I provide you and your partner physical, emotional, and spiritual support during your active labor and delivery. I can assist you in formulating a visual birth plan creation.
1 Postpartum Follow-up Visit (1.5-2 hrs)
To check on mother and review birth details.
On call for 2 weeks prior to due date and 2 weeks after.
Phone and Email Support (during pregnancy)
Lending library of books and videos.
Organic Sitz Bath Mixture (24 oz.)
A unique blend of traditional postpartum herbs created to facilitate post-birth recovery. Decreases inflammation and aids healing. Epsom salt, calendula flowers, urva ursi Leaf , chamomile flowers, lavender essential oil, Mantra & Love.
Organic Sesame Oil
For self-massage and infant massage.
[Note: Doulas do not perform cervical checks or anything pertaining to the medical side of labor and birth.]
I am available as a doula in the following birth locations:
Home Birth with Midwife
Charleston Birth Place
Roper St. Francis Hospital
Roper, Mt. Pleasant
Evidence-Based Facts from American Pregnancy Association with doula support:
• 25% shorter labor
• 50% reduction in cesarean rate
• 30% reduction in analgesia use
• 40% reduction in Pitocin use and forceps use
• 60% reduction in epidural requests