The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
For my Hypnobabies couples, I serve you as a Hypno-Doula with my extensive knowledge of Hypnobabies language, cues, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis tools, and techniques for an easier, more comfortable childbirth experience.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier, and they breastfeed more easily.
Available to you by phone, email, and in-person support throughout your pregnancy. This includes providing your evidenced-based information and resources, working with you to create your birth preferences, tools to encourage baby's position for birth, and overall holding space and being there for you every step of the way.
On call for you starting at 38 weeks and will be with you throughout your entire birthing time. During your birthing time, I will be there to support you and your partner in whatever way you both may need. This may include assisting in birth positions, providing comfort measures, and being a calm and encouraging presence.
Your postpartum support begins immediately after birth. I will remain with you and your birth partner for 1-2 hours after birth, as well as plan to meet with you a few weeks after your birth. Many of my mamas stay in touch through phone calls, texts, social, and even in-person meetups with myself and other moms.