Why have a birth doula?
There is sound scientific research that shows that women who have a doula at their birth may have shorter labors, less need for anesthesia, higher Apgar scores for babies, and more positive feelings about the birth.
Other good reasons to have a doula at your birth include:
Having a trusted adviser who can help nervous partners and suggest ideas for position changes and other comfort measures
Enjoying the continuous support of a calm, experienced birth professional who can answer questions and provide reassurance
Sharing this challenging and exciting day with a birth companion whose only focus is on you and your comfort
Doulas are for every mother! Whether you are going to try for natural childbirth, are planning for an epidural, or are scheduling a Cesarean delivery, choosing a doula to accompany you in labor is a great way to lessen fears, feel more confident, and have a better birth experience.
Schedule a free acquaintance visit to meet with Melissa and see if you are a good match!
Our fee includes a 1.5 hour prenatal visit in your home to discuss your preferences and a birth plan and to learn comfort measures, an additional optional prenatal visit with your doctor or midwife, unlimited phone/email/text support for questions and concerns along the way, attendance and continuous support at your birth (meeting you at home or the hospital), and a postpartum visit at your home about two weeks after the birth.