Birth Doula

What is a Doula?

A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informative support to a mother before, during and after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying  birth experience possible.  We do not give medical advice, but help you to achieve the birth you want through comfort techniques, birth planning, goals, and much more.   

Who uses Doulas?

All pregnant woman, with or without a partner can use a doula.  Whether you are planning to birth at home or the hospital, go naturally or use an epidural, even in the event of a cesarean.  There is so much value in having a trained, supportive, and nonjudgmental person to help support you in labor.  The role of a doula is meant to support you in whatever decisions you make for your birth and baby.

What is the difference between a midwife and a doula?

Midwives perform clinical care and also provide medical advice and procedures.  A doula does not offer any clinical care or medical advice.  A doula's main role is that of support to the laboring mother and her partner.

Does a Doula replace my partner?

Doulas do no replace the partner in the birth space or take away from the partner's crucial role.  Doulas enhance the experience for both the pregnant woman and partner by offering encouragement and supportive suggestions for comfort measures, usually involving the partner to participate as much as possible.

 Birth Doula Services

What is Included?

-Free initial consultation to meet and discuss needs

-Prenatal meeting to discuss your birth needs & wants, as well as prepare for your birth

-Unlimited phone, text, & email support upon hire & after birth

-Continuous physical, emotional  & informative support from start of labor until shortly after your birth

-Postpartum visit to follow up & discuss postpartum concerns or needs 

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Types of Support

There are endless options when it comes to your birth. 

These are just some of the unique ways to personalize you birth support to fit your needs.

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TENS Pain Relief

TENS is a drug-free pain relief used by women in labor, mostly for back labor.  TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The unit consists of a battery-powered, hand-held controller connected by fine leads to four flat pads.

Rebozo Techniques

A rebozo is traditional Mexican garment with many uses from fashion to baby wearing.  It can be used prenatally & during labor, where it is used to help with positions, comfort, & relaxation.

Relievery Socks

These special acupressure socks have foot maps on the bottom to help navigate acupressure points on the feet.  Great during labor, as no experience is necessary & any support person can perform the support.  Can be used prenatally & postpartum.

Peanut Balls

Peanut Balls, similar to birthing balls, are peanut shaped & allow hips to stay open so baby can move down.   Can replace the use of a birth ball & are especially helpful when an epidural is in place.

Discounts

Service member discount of 10% is offered for all active duty, reserve, guard, veteran, & retired, police & firefighters

Payment plans available

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 Cleveland Ohio
(440) 503-4357