Labor support doula services provide women with continuity and security. As your doula I won’t give up, I won’t be offended, I mother the mother, I am here for you – the birthing woman – and to assist in whatever you may need during labor. When in early labor, I guide you by phone, avoiding an early hospital arrival if possible. Then, during active labor, I come to your home and stay with you until you are ready to transfer to the hospital or birthing center or ready to deliver. I assist with massage, counter pressure and all comfort measures and positions to help keep your labor progressing.
As your doula I can also provide support to your partner – and family, if they are present. If you have chosen multiple birth partners, I can guide them in giving you your desired support and also allow those individuals to step away from the experience and take needed breaks for food, rest and fresh air. I can also blend into the background as needed to give you peace and solitude if desired. Most people don’t realize an average labor takes 17 hours from start to birth.
I collaborate with you and your medical team. I assist in keeping the lines of communication clear and respectful so we work as a team and keep the flow positive in the labor room. Again, my main goal is to assist in making this experience the best possible for you and your family. Things do not always turn out exactly as planned, but it all works out in the end. Let go and let baby… in life and in birth… an open mind is best. Once the baby is born. I will be there to assist in skin-to-skin bonding and initiate breastfeeding if possible. It would be my honor to be at your birth. Every birth is magic in my eyes.