Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Birth Doula?
A birth Doula is a trained individual that will be with you before, during and after birth. Birth Doula's are not health care professionals, rather they give informational, physical, emotional & partner support during the birthing journey.
What are the benefits of having a Doula?
According to a 2017 Cochrane Database Systematic Review, “Continuous support in labor may improve a number of outcomes for both mother and baby, and no adverse outcomes have been identified. Continuous support from a person who is present solely to provide support, is not a member of the woman’s own network, is experienced in providing labor support, and has at least a modest amount of training (such as a doula), appears beneficial.”
What is a Postpartum Doula
Very much like a birth doula, a postpartum doula is hired post birth (can be hired up to a year post birth) during the day or evening hours. A postpartum doula is here to give informational, emotional, physical & sibling/partner support. A postpartum visit can consist of many things depending on what you need that day, such as breastfeeding support, meal prep, baby care while mother rests, showers, etc. childcare support for other children in the house, errand runs, etc.
How will hiring you affect my partner’s role during the birth?
A Doula does not take away the role of your partner. Instead the Doula will support and guide both you and your partner, and can help your partner feel more at ease during the birthing process.
Do you have payment plans available?
Yes, I do have payment plans available. I take a deposit of 500 to secure your spot. Following that, I ask that the full amount be paid a week before your guess date. This can be discussed more in detail in person.