I am a certified birth doula. My main job would be to support you throughout your labor and delivery. But there’s so much more. Read on for more details . . .
- Complimentary Consultation
Let’s meet! Let’s get some tea/coffee and get to know each other a bit. Please ask questions about me and my doula services.
- Two Prenatal Appointments
A big part of my job is education. Preparing for birth is like getting ready for a marathon; not only physical preparation, but emotional and spiritual too. I will recommend some reading materials and give you some things to think about, to aid in figuring out how you envision your birth unfolding. This will help you write out your birth preferences (birth plan).
Also, I recently certified as a Body Ready Method® Pro, and would love to assess you in your daily life, make recommendations, and try to encourage new habits for balance in your core, pelvis, pelvic floor, & upper body. The training I took is based on this online program for pregnancy, birth and post-partum.
- Unlimited Phone/E-mail Consultations
Once you sign a contract with me, I’m your doula and I’m here for you. You don’t have to wait until you are 38 weeks pregnant to call me! If there is something you are wondering about, give me a call/text or email. There is no silly question!
At 37 weeks in your pregnancy, I will be “on-call” for you (meaning I won’t travel out of the area), 24/7.
- Continuous Support for Labor
When “birth day” arrives, I will join you at home or at your birthing location, as you feel comfortable. (You will be in contact with your provider to decide when to transition to the hospital.) Once you are in active labor, I provide continuous support until your baby is born and stay with you 1-2 hours after the birth.
- One Post-partum Visit
I will visit you at home within the first week and see how you are doing, talk about the birth, and make sure your new family is adjusting well!
What I do not provide:
- I do not give medical advice.
- I do not make decisions for you.
- I do not communicate with your provider for you.
Providing support at Bellevue Women’s Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany Medical Center and Burdett Care Center