Here to help you feel empowered through parenthood
My mission is to provide non-judgmental emotional, physical, and educational support to birthing people and their growing families. There are so many options when it comes to pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I want to embrace your unique desires and support you in making confident decisions that are right for you and your baby.
Why Hire a Birth Doula?
8% increase in the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth (vaginal birth without medical instruments)
25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean
10% decrease in the use of any medication for pain relief
38% decrease in the baby's risk of a low five minute Apgar score (Apgar: a test that measures baby's physical condition)
31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
Shorter labors by an average of 41 minutes
*This information comes directly from Evidence Based Birth
Why Hire a Postpartum Doula?
easier physical recovery after birth
lowered levels of postpartum stress and sleep deprivation
lowered risk of perinatal mood disorders
more confidence in parent's abilities to care for their baby
To learn more about the positive effect of hiring a postpartum doula, check out Top 10 Reasons to Hire as Postpartum Doula!
DOULAS OFFER MORE THAN A BETTER BIRTH
Aside from having a doula present at the birth, having a doula as a part of your pregnancy and postpartum experience can also have many benefits including:
Benefits during pregnancy
Better prenatal care: A doula will work with you to make sure that you are satisfied with your care provider. We can also help facilitate more beneficial conversations with your provider to insure that you are getting the best care possible.
Feeling more confident and prepared when labor and birth occur: During prenatal visits, your doula can help you prepare for labor and birth so it feels more familiar and comfortable, even if it's your first time giving birth.
Confidence in your partner's ability to support you during labor and birth: A doula can help your birth partner find the best ways to support you. We can practice different comfort techniques so your partner can be more confidently involved in the process.
Benefits during postpartum
Easier transition: By offering postpartum tips, tricks, and planning, a doula can help you feel more confident in the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. Even if this is not your first child, a doula can help you brainstorm ideas on how to help each member of the family adjust to having a new baby.
Stronger support system: Doulas are equipped with all kinds of creative ideas on how to ask for productive support from family and friends. I also offer postpartum doula support, where I provide services such as meal prep, light house chores, limited childcare and infant care support, as well as postpartum healing support. Check out my services page to learn more.
Increased success in breastfeeding: With helpful breastfeeding knowledge as well as a resource list of other breastfeeding support practitioners, doulas can assist you in having a successful and fulfilling breastfeeding experience.