Physical, emotional & informational support before, during & shortly after birth.
In hospital & at home support during the early postpartum weeks/months.
Birth Doula Support
every family deserves a doula!
What Is A Birth Doula?
A birth doula refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides on going physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
A Birth Doula
- Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
- Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth Stays with the woman throughout the labor
- Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions
- Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
- Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman’s memory of the birth experience
- Encourages the woman’s partner to participate at his/her comfort level Birth Doula
Do’s and Don’ts
- A doula understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labour
- A doula provides hands on support and comfort measures during early and active labour
- A doula assists you to find evidence and current research to help you make informed decisions
- A doula attends and supports women in all types of births whether in home or hospital
- A doula should not speak or make decisions for the family
- A doula should not dictate when and where birth should happen
- A doula should not perform clinical skills such as fetal repositioning, dilation checks or fetal monitoring
- A doula should not have an agenda and should not influence or encourage a family to birth in a particular way
Doulas & Partners
Will a doula replace my partner? NO! Many partners are eager to be involved during labor and birth. Others, no less loving or committed to the mother’s well-being, find it difficult to navigate in uncharted waters. With a doula, the partner can engage in the birth experience at a comfortable. The doula’s skills and knowledge can help the partner to feel more relaxed. If the partner wants to offer physical comfort, such as a back massage or change of positions, and help the mother to stay focused during contractions, the doula can provide that guidance and make suggestions for what may work best.
Let’s Create A Birthing Journey Just For You
Postpartum Doula Support
& Feeding Support
What Is A Postpartum Doula?
A doula refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides on going physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
A postpartum doula
- Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester
- Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying, sibling support, and resource recommendations
- Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
The role of the doula is to help the family experience success. She does this with quiet, reassuring support for all family members. By dedicating herself to the family in this way, the doula validates and enhances the parents’ intuitive ability to nurture and encourages them to become confident to develop and implement their own parenting style.
What postpartum support can look like
It takes a village to raise a child! The in-home postpartum support that we offer is customizable to our clients needs. Whether it be breastfeeding, every day house hold support, or sibling support we can help you through the transition of the postpartum period.