What is a doula?
The word “doula” comes from the Greek word meaning “woman’s servant”. As doulas, we provide both mom and dad with physical, emotional, and informational support throughout the pregnancy and birth. Our goal is to support and empower you, without judgement, as you learn to ask questions and make decisions in order to have the birth that YOU desire and that your baby needs.
A note to dads/partners: you play an extremely important role in the birth. We don’t replace you, we compliment you and give you tools so you can be the primary support person. Birth has an extraordinary impact on a family, and we want to help make it the best experience it can be.
- lower rates of intervention such as augmentation of labor, epidural, and cesarean.
- Shorter labors
- Fewer complications
- easier transition to motherhood
Birth Doula Support / $1200
Your birth doula support includes the following
- We offer 1 private prenatal at our office in New Brighton. During the prenatal we will discuss
- Our role at your birth.
- Your desires for your birth and your expectations.
- Formulate a birth plan and go over questions you might want to ask your provider.
- Postpartum planning
- We provide ongoing support during labor as soon as you desire. This support includes pain management through massage, relaxation, and position changes, as well as emotional support. * After 18 hours of continuous support we bill hourly
- 1 postpartum visit in your home
- Whoever attended your birth will come to your postpartum visit. We will bring a healthy snack and a healing herbal sitz bath kit. This is a time to process your birth with your doula, answer any questions you may have or discuss any resources you may need. Lactation support is provided as well
- One complimentary hour of postpartum care that can be tailored to needs.
- Ongoing text, email or phone support throughout pregnancy.
Why we work as a team
Brandy, Erikka and Sarah utilize a team approach for our services. You get to meet all of us and utilize our collective knowledge. We have a rotating call schedule, so whoever is on call will attend your birth and be there for your postpartum visit. Working as a team allows us time to be excited about our work and nurturing to our own families.