As a certified labor assistant (doula) I provide continuous care for families before, during and after birth. I help women and their partners participate fully and joyfully in their birth by offering physical and emotional support, as well as information about pregnancy and birth, including diet, exercise, available medical technology and natural alternatives.
A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, revealed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a doula was present. Other studies have shown that having a doula as part of the birth team decreases the:
~Overall cesarean rate by 50%
~Length of labor by 25%
~Use of oxytocin by 40%
~Requests for an epidural by 60%
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As your doula I provide:
~Three prenatal visits
~Two post-partum visits
~Assistance in writing a birth plan
~Continuous labor support, beginning at home if desired
~Physical assessments at home during early labor, including monitoring fetal heart tones
~Continued emotional, physical and informational support at the hospital or at home (in the case of a home-birth)
~Massage and other non-pharmacological pain relief techniques
~On-call availability from Week 37 of your pregnancy
My fee for the services described here is $350.00.