What is a Doula?
Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. ( www.dona.org)
What is the difference between a Doula and a Midwife?
A doula and a midwife offer different types of services, even though both may support the childbirth experience. Midwives have medical training and during the birth process, focus on delivering a healthy baby. Doulas on the other hand, focus on the needs of the mother, offering mental, physical, and emotional support. ( medicinenet.com)
What is the difference between a postpartum doula and a night nurse
A baby/night nurse is there only to care for the baby. A postpartum doula cares for the whole family, while helping parents learn to care for their baby with confidence. A postpardum doula is not a nanny or housekeeping, she/he is tehre to teach you how to care for your baby.
How do Partners benefit from the Doula?
Most of the time the focus is on the person giving birth. Very little attention is given to the partners, how they feel or what they need to be able to supppot their partners giving birth. In many ways, when ill equipped, the partner lacks so much ability to support the mother due to fear or anxiety during labor that he/she is robbed of the beautiful experience of child birth. It can also be traumatic to see your love ones go through pain and not be able to do anything about it. Having me as your doula will enable the partner to fully enjoy and support the mother during this time as I will prepare and assist both you from beginning to end.
Why do i need to take a birthing crash course?
Every Birth story is different however if you are prepared, you can confidently tackle any scenarios that unfolds before you. Taking my birthing crash course will empower you with what could unfold during your birth and what to do about it. Hopsitals tend to have a dramatic flare to what unfolds in the delivery room. It is better to be prepared than to be surprised or even scared when there is no reason to be. My birthing class can also provide you and your partners ways to deal with pain and every aspect of your birth.
Do you offer remote consultations?
Yes, all my services are available remotely or in person aside from Placenta Encapsulation.
What is the difference between in person and virtual?
During Virtual consultations, we will talk via zoom, facetime or phone call. During in person consultations, I am next to you. In person makes it easier for me to effectively SHOW you what I mean rather than TELL you what I mean. Hands on experience is always recomended.
How should I prepare for my initial consultation?
Simply write down all your questions in any order and email them to me. I will prepare your answers and other topics to cover for our consultation.
Does Insurance cover any Doula services?
Insurance does not cover Doula services.
How can I start working with you?
Please send me an email. I look forward to speaking with you.