Creating life is no easy task. Hiring a Doula gives you added support throughout your pregnancy, labor and birth. Why hire a Doula?“Emotional and physical support significantly shortens labor and decreases the need for cesarean deliveries, forceps and vacuum extraction, oxytocin augmentation, and analgesia. Doula-supported mothers also rate childbirth as less difficult and painful than do women not supported by a doula". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10643833
Many families can be overwhelmed at the thoughts of bring home your new baby. Many of us have moved away from their family and may not have the support needed during the first few week. A postpartum doula I can be that support! I can help you transition into your new normal. Whether it is your first or your 5th I will fill in where needed. Helping the whole family transition and adjust to their new roles.
*Counsel and educate pregnant women and mothers regarding breastfeeding.
*Conduct comprehensive assessment of mother and child related to breastfeeding.
*Develop a care plan specific to the needs identified through assessment and counseling.
*Assess the needs of women and babies who are at risk of, or currently experiencing lactation difficulties, providing care and triaging referral to other care providers as needed.
Starting June 2017