What can I offering as a birth doula?
I'm going to be in person with you at least 5 times
1st meeting- We will talk about my services and we will see if we match together, this is one of the most important things to do, that you, your partner and me fell as a team since the beginning. This first consultation is free..
2 Prenatal Visits
2nd meeting- We will meet you at your place to sign the service contract, you will pay the first payment and I will show to your partner some technics that s/he would start to do before I arrived once that your labor begging.
3rd meeting- At least one week before your due day. This meeting will help to see that everything is ready for your labor and to give you a little massage that you really will love it, also we will chat a little just to make sure that everything detail is covered.
Phone & Email Support
Once that you signed the contract and make the first payment you can be sure that I will be avalable for any concern, sugestion or knowledge for you 24/7 through cell phone calls, messages or emails.
All the information I will give you is research-base birth evidence and also I of my own experience as a doula working with other moms. There is nothing better than understand that information it's the most important. Remember "An informed woman is a empowered woman"
4th meeting- During your labor. I will stay with you in the moment that you tell me that you need me, usually is once that you are at the hospital, birth center or after you midwife said you are in labor, and/or once that your contractions are 3-4 minutes apart and 1 minute duration each (active labor)
Baby’s first feeding Support
I will help you during the first hour that your baby is borns to make sure that s/he is latching. Also I will show you different breasfeeding positions to nurture you baby.
Postpartum follow-up visit
5th meeting- At your house again, this is usually during the first week after your labor. I will check with you if you have any issue that I can help with, I will show you some relief breast massages in case of congestion and finally you will pay the rest of the money for my services.
One of the fantastic characteristics of hire a doula is that you will have acceso to a lot of information and other specialist that could help you with specific issues during your pregnancy and pospartum, as a doula I will refere you with professionals close to you in case that you need it or ask for.
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform any clinical tasks
We NEVER perform any medical task. Our job as a doulas is empower and confort a woman during labor, and also we are part of the team how is attending the woman, but the medical tasks are out of our scope.
Make decisions for you
I definitilly will give you any information and I will support your desitions, but I can't make any decision for your or your family. We can try follow your bith plan and if that is your desition I would love to help you doing that.
My job as a doula is to give you all the information and tools that I have in order to help you to creat your oun beliefs and experiences. There is not god or bad things, there is only your inform decition with truly awarnes and self confidence and I would like to help you in this path.
This experience is yours and I'm honored to be part of it.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I will encorague you to speak or ask any question, concern or worry to your medical provider, but remember a doula job is to help you to empower your own desitions.
Play the roll of a family member
I would never fill the place of any of your family members, but I can be your companion during this amazing experience.