Working with a Doula
“A Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human to do the impossible…”
Marion C. Garretty
What is a Doula?
The original meaning of doula is women’s servant. Women have been serving others in childbirth for centuries. A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who will provide emotional, physical, and educational support throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
What should I expect?
My doula service includes a complimentary meet and greet, a prenatal visit, support through text and phone calls, 24/7 on call commitment starting at 38 weeks until birth and one postpartum visit.
I would like to have at least one prenatal visit where I can get to know you and your hopes, concerns, and preferences for your labor and birth.
I will be on call during your early labor. When you reach active labor, I will support you at the hospital, home, or birth center. I will stay with you until you and your baby are settled comfortably after birth. During the first few weeks after birth I will offer a postpartum visit where I can give support, practical help and mentoring.
What Client's Have to Say
I’m so grateful to Helen for helping to make my recent birthing experience a positive one. Helen’s professionalism, caring and calm demeanor, and supportive and encouraging nature was essential to my experience. I did not have a doula for my first birth experience and found that having Helen’s comforting presence and helpful knowledge made all the difference.