Doula Support

Welcome! I am excited to share with you what a doula is, how I can support you, and the benefits of hiring a doula.

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I am excited to share that my doula services are booked through April 2022. I am happy to share doula referrals. Contact me!

Currently accepting clients starting in May 2022 *Not booking for July or November 2022

What is a Doula?

There is no one definition that could define all doulas as no two doulas are alike, and it is a term that continues to evolve.  Below are some common definitions. 


In her article Evidence On: Doulas, Rebecca Dekker shares the definition of a birth doula from Dr. Christine Morton, author of the book Birth Ambassadors. Dr Morton States, " a birth doula is a companion who supports a birthing person during labor and birth. Birth doulas are trained to provide continuous, one-on-one care, as well as information, physical support, and emotional support to birthing persons and their partners."

Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association states labor doulas "fill an important role in providing emotional, physical, and evidence-based, informational support to the birthing client and their family before, during, and after birth."

It is also important to note that there are many types of doulas. Most common doulas are known as birth, labor or postpartum doula. However, full-spectrum doulas can also offer support in adoption, abortion, bereavement, fertility, and foster care and beyond. 


I provide services as a Certified Labor Doula including postpartum doula support and a bereavement doula in-training through StillBirthday.

Check out this great resource below all about Evidence on: Doulas in this well-written and researched article by Rebecca Dekker at Evidenced Based Birth. 

Doula Article

How can I support you?

I have combined 14 passionate years of learned and lived knowledge and skills to offer evidence based, non-judgmental physical. emotional and personalized support,  as well as tools, and resources to guide + encourage a positive + confident birth experience in the birth setting you choose. 

In-Person services include: 

+ An initial consultation

+ 3 (1hr) prenatal appts before 37 weeks.

+ Lamaze E-Book

+ Discounted Classes + Workshops only

+ Unlimited email, phone, or texting support

+ Continuous labor support

+ Up to 2 hours immediate postpartum recovery support

+ Up to 2 (1hr) postpartum home visits

+ Postpartum Meal

+ Postpartum Workbook

+ Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs

+ Access to lending library

+ Custom Resources Page

+ Client Portal Access

+ Invite to yearly reunion 

$1200 in-person Doula Support Starting May 2022

Visit FAQ page for financial resources. 

Virtual Support includes: 

+ An initial consultation

+ 3 (1hr) prenatal appointments before 37 weeks

+Lamaze E-Book

+ Discounted Classes + Workshops only

+ Unlimited email, phone, or texting support

+ Labor support

+ Up to 2 hours immediate postpartum recovery support

+ Up to 1 (1 hr) postpartum appointments

+ Postpartum Workbook

+ Custom Resources Page

+ Client Portal Access

+ Access to lending library

+ Invite to yearly reunion 

$750 Virtual Doula Support

* Virtual Labor Support without Prenatal or Postpartum Consult is $500. 

Please note: Although I carry a CA Registered Nurse License, as a CAPPA Labor doula I DO NOT provide specific services. Labor Doulas do not diagnose medical conditions, perform clinical procedures, prescribe or administer treatment for medical conditions, make medical decisions for the birthing client, or direct families to act against medical advice. CAPPA does not train its certified professionals to prescribe, perform, or provide complementary/alternative therapies including, but not limited to, essential oils, placenta medicine, herbal treatments, etc. CAPPA professionals do not prescribe, perform, or provide alternative/complementary therapies as part of their role as a CAPPA certified professional. I am happy to make all the referrals needed!

 

Benefits of doula support

Source: 

Evidence on: Doulas

Updated on May 4, 2019 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN.

39%

decrease risk in cesarean

15%

increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

10%

decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

31%

decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

38%

 decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score

41 minutes

Shorter labors on average