Our relationship initially begins with a complimentary meet and greet, to get to know each another and discuss the role of a doula. Once we begin our work together, we are committed to the health and the wellbeing of your growing family, and available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy for continuous educational, emotional and physical support.
Birthing Guidance 37-42 Weeks
Beginning at 37 weeks, we are available 24 hours a day. Nicky and I share the on-call schedule, so if she is on-call when a client goes into labor, she will attend the birth (& vice versa!) In early labor, Nicky or I will assist in timing contractions, offer emotional and physical labor support, and help transport you and your partner to the hospital or birth center, or prepare the space for a home birth. In active labor, Nicky or I will assist in pain management techniques, offer your support partner relief, and help guide you through decisions that may arise.
Following the birth, Nicky or I will stay with you for an hour or two as you begin to get to know your new baby and have your first feeding. Within the first week, whoever attended the birth will meet you in your home to reflect on your labor and delivery, recovery process, and offer references and local resources if necessary. If you are solely seeking postpartum support, we are available for daytime, nighttime, or overnight support depending on your family's needs.
Whether you live in a remote area or wish to limit the number of people present during your labor and delivery, our virtual doula support services can help encourage and guide you and your partner during the prenatal period, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. This includes 2 prenatal consultations, on-call 24/7 support beginning at 37 weeks gestation through the birth of the baby, and 1 postpartum follow-up to discuss the birth and any remaining questions.