A doula can have many roles. Some of which would be supporting the mother through labor with breathing techniques and by massage. Every mother is different on what they want. Some mothers just need that female presence. Others need the doulas knowledge in massage, aroma therapy, Breathing techniques, positions to help labor progress and confidence in the woman's body. As a doula I am also there for the father. Most times men do not know what is going to happen or things that could possibly happen. I educate both the mother and the father on the whole birthing process. What to expect in every situation and ways we could hurdle over problems that may come up. Not every labor and delivery will be perfect. A doula would be there through any complications that could arise and be that support for both mother and father as well as a advocate for the parents on issues that may come up. I take my doula role a little further than just labor and delivery. I make a special bond with the parents. Ensuring that they feel 100% comfortable with me when the time comes. I provide unlimited access to my personal library of books and videos. I also allow unlimited contact with me via email, text or phone calls. During labor and deliver I support the mother as well and father and even get some pictures when I can. After labor and delivery I will be there for the mother during the most important bonding hours. I will help her latch on the baby to breast feed and give her different information on ways to bond with baby. Following the delivery I will also do postpartum visits. I come and help watch the baby if the mother needs a nap. Clean if the mother needs something done or just sit and talk with her and reminisce about the day she gave birth.
Fees for my services start at $750.00 (Payment plans accepted) First $300 due at booking and remaining $350 due at 37 weeks)