If you are planning a medicated or unmedicated, hospital or out of hospital birth, or you just aren't sure at this piont, there are many benefits to having a doula. No matter your decision, I am here to support you!
What does a doula do?
Doula is Greek for "woman's servant". We are with a woman and her partner during her birthing time to help her achieve a shorter, more comfortable and safer birth than she would have without this type of support.
What techniques does a doula use?
~ I will suggest different postions to aid in the descent of the baby and help to relieve or lessen some of the woman's pain.
~ I have used Accupressure to bring contractions closer together if they start to spread out.
~ Massage and aromatherapy for comfort
~ Have birthing ball, will travel!
How does a doula support the partner?
~ By guiding him/her in assisting the woman birthing
~ Being with the mother so that he/she can take a restroom or meal break
~ Retreiving items for comfort
As your doula I will meet with you several times before the birth of your baby so we can get to know each other.