What Is A Doula?
PROVIDE PHYSICAL SUPPORT:
As a trained doula, I have endless comfort techniques to use with you during labour. These may include massage, position change, walking, swaying, slow dancing, breathing techniques and mindfulness. I will happily show your partner or loved one all of these techniques so they can support you in the best way possible.
CONNECT ON AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL:
I am here to remind you just how fierce you are, in your moments of self-doubt. I want to talk about your fears and concerns before they happen so you feel confident along your journey.
Sometimes this process can be really confusing. I am here to ensure you feel comfortable with your decisions by providing you with any information and resources you request. You’re steering the ship while I navigate the sails!
JOIN YOUR TEAM:
I work with your care providers including midwives, doctors, nurses and all other medical staff you may have present during this experience. I recognize them as the medical experts and respect their advice.
BELIEVE IN YOUR PLAN:
Whether you wish to birth at home or at the hospital, breastfeed or formula feed, vaginal or caesarean birth – I know you have made the right choice for you and I want to be a part of that! I will always offer my judgement free support because it’s your body, your birth and your baby.
PROVIDE A CONTINUUM OF CARE:
From the moment I join your team, you will receive phone and email support whenever you need it. When we are closing in on your expected due date, I will provide 24/7 on call care. I will join you at home or at the hospital when you are in labour and stay with you in the postpartum period. Once you and your precious bundle are back at home, I will meet with you again to answer any questions, tidy the house, make you lunch, boil some tea or care for your newborn so you can get some rest.
NEVER LEAVE YOU HANGING:
I work with incredible back-up doulas, which means that in case of an emergency, you will always have another trained, compassionate doula to care for you in the way that you deserve.