A doula accompanies a woman in labor to help her have a more satisfying birth experience.
Before the birth we will meet with the mother and spouse to help in the preparation of the birth. This includes discussing goals and assistance in creating a birth plan.
During labor we provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, communication with the hospital staff to make sure that the mother has the information she needs to make informed decisions as they arise in labor.
We also can provide reassurance and perspective to the parents, make suggestions for labor progress, and helping with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for comfort.