“There is power that comes to women when they give birth.  They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them.  Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.”

What is a DOULA?

A professional trained in childbirth who provides non judgemental emotional, physical and educational support to families who are expecting, are experiencing labor and/or has recently given birth.  A doula also serves as an

advocate for all expecting clients while protecting and guiding their birth and postpartum experience. A doula is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor and postpartum.

5 Reasons to Hire a Doula

1. With doulas, the rate of cesarean section decreases 28%.

2.  With doulas, the use of Pitocin decreases 31%

3. With doulas, the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth increases      12%. 

4. With doulas, the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience decreases 34%!

5. With doulas, the length of labor can decrease by 25%!

*adapted from Dona International

Birth Doula Services

  • Two prenatal visits to discuss your birth preferences, needs, and desires (90 mins max each)

  • Meal Planning & Nutritional Support, as needed.

  • Co-creation of your ideal birth vision( plan)

  • Unlimited call, text, or email from the date of hire until two weeks postpartum

  • Unwavering emotional and mental support during pregnancy and birth

  • On-call 24/7 from 37 weeks gestation until you give birth

  • Partner inclusion and coaching

  • Liaison with medical staff, family, and others

  • Suggestions for comfort measures, relaxation strategies, and progression

  • Physical support during birth including massages and position changes

  • Up to two-hour postpartum support and/or lactation support for initial breastfeeding establishment

  • Up to two home visits to reflect on the birth experience and assist with newborn care (60 min each visit)

Virtual Doula Services

  • One (1) prenatal video chat to discuss your birth preferences, needs, and desires (up to 90 mins)

  • Birth education as needed to help you make informed decisions

  • Unlimited text and email from the date of hire until 1 week postpartum

  • Co-creation of your birth vision (plan)

  • Provide suggestions for comfort measures, relaxation strategies, and progression

  • Partner inclusion and coaching

  • Questions during labor? I will be on-call for non-physical birth support and coaching

Email me with any questions about prices, etc. I'd love to hear from you!

 

I happily serve families in Northern/Central NJ and Manhattan. I also can (happily) serve outside of these areas; additional travel fee may be included.