What is a Doula?
A Doula understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor. The presence of a Doula at birth has been proven to decrease the need for pain medicine during labor, decrease the occurrences of cesarean delivery, improve the parents’ overall feelings about their birth experience, and so much more. The support each mother needs will be different therefore the support provided will be unique to you. While every client’s care is customized some things will not change. My goal is to access helpful information for you and your partner to assist in the decision making process, emotional and beneficial techniques that include physical comfort measures before, during and after your birth. Whether you choose a natural or medicated path, my belief is this is YOUR birth and it is my goal to help you achieve the birth you want. By listening to your concerns, I will support you in the course of your entire birth process to achieve your desired birth and to make your birth experience wonderful. I support births in all Hospitals, Birth Centers and Homes in Beaufort, SC; Bluffton, SC; Hilton Head Island, SC; Savannah, GA and surrounding areas. I will work in cooperation with physicians, midwives, nurses, and families to facilitate communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers. I recognize childbirth is a key life experience that the mother will remember forever and as a Doula, I want to help nurture and protect the wonderful memory of her birth experience.
HANDS-ON DOULA SUPPORT
*At least 2, Up to 4; In-person Prenatal Visits (ideally between 30 – 38 wks)
*Unlimited Phone, Text & Email Support
*Continuous Labor & Delivery Support
*At least 2, Up to 4; Postpartum Visits (Included with Birth Support)
POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
(Beyond Postnatal Visits)
During this time, I will be your aide as you make the transition towards confident mothering. I will nurture you with baby care, breastfeeding support, light housekeeping, basic meal preparation, sibling care, and transitions back to life with a new infant. While promoting rest and nurturing the new mother, I take pride in helping new families get off to a happy, healthy start. If ongoing support is needed beyond our time together, I work with you to meet your needs.
*First 16 hours of support $300~ flexible to your needs/times *
*Daytime Postpartum Support (8am-8pm) *no less than 3 hours, no more than 6
*Overnight Postpartum Support (8pm - 8am) Investment $35/hour *no less than 3 hours, no more than 6
Receive $50 off the total if combined with HypnoBirthing Services
Please get in touch to learn more.