I HAVE A MIDWIFE, why do i need a DOula too?
While some people think a doula and a midwife do the same thing, they don't. A midwife performs medical tasks and a doula offers emotional, informational and physical support during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.
WON'T YOU REPLACE MY PARTNER?
We will not replace your partner. In fact, we are there for them too! We can give them support, guidance, and a break if needed. Also teach them techniques to help you during your labour. We know birth, but they know you best!
wHY DO I NEED A DOULA?
A doula will provide you with evidence-based research and resources to help you prepare for your labour, postpartum, and make well informed decisions when it comes to your baby. It's basically like having a personal trainer, but for your birth!
I AM HAVING A PLANNED Cesarean
If you know you are having a scheduled cesarean a doula can still help! We can meet with you prior to delivery to come up with a plan of birth preference, as well as a recovery and postpartum plan. We can also help you get settled after surgery and stay with you for more support and breastfeeding assistance.
I HAVE LOTS OF FAMILY SUPPORT
Amazing! It takes a village, and family and friends are a great support system to have in place. A doula is on call for you whenever you need them, or if you have questions or concerns they can provide you with the resources you need.
What's a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula helps you once you are home with baby. They can do light house keeping, snack prep, laundry, give you time to shower or nap, breastfeeding support, newborn care, pretty much whatever support you need!
I can't afford a doula
We believe everyone should have access to a doula if they choose to hire one. We offer payment plans and sliding scale options. If you know early into your pregnancy that you would like support from a doula, you can even put it on your baby registry and let family know this is something they can help with.
Aren't Doulas for un-medicated or home births?
Nope. We support hospital or home births, medicated or un-medicated. Whatever type of birth YOU choose we are there with you every step of the way.