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What exactly is a doula?
Here’s the scoop:
A doula is a professional birth expert who helps you navigate your way through your pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period.
You have a trainer for the gym.
You hire a travel guide to show you the ins and outs of life in a foreign land.
Maybe you have a life coach to help you with your personal development.
Think of all the help you enlisted on your wedding day: an event planner, caterers, an officiant, the DJ – all to cultivate a memorable and enjoyable experience on that special day.
A doula is like all those people, wrapped into one birth-loving package, to make sure you have everything you need to start your parenting journey with confidence.
What are the benefits of hiring a doula?
“Evidence suggests that, in addition to regular nursing care, continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor.”The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Here’s a quick summary:
Complete doula package includes:
A free get-to-know-me session to go over your birth goals and expectations and see if we’d make a good fit
Tips to cope with pregnancy symptoms, a baby registry guide, exclusive downloads, printables, and more!
Ask Your Doula, Jess!
Email and/or text support whenever your pregnancy brain or insomnia kicks in and you have a burning question
Birth Training Sessions
Three in-person birth and postpartum chats with you and your partner to go over what to expect when the big day arrives
On-Call Labor Support
Availablity anytime of the day or night to support you in your labor from 37 weeks until baby makes their earthly debut
In-Person Secret Weapon
Hands-on *doula magic* during your labor to help you cope with contractions, shorten your labor, and have the best experience possible
Guaranteed Back-Up Doula
Should illness, emergency, or act of God keep me from attending your labor, my back-up will be by your side
Postpartum Success Sessions
Two home visits after baby is born to make sure your whole family is happy and thriving