Birth Doula Services

 Birth Doula support includes the following:

  • Unlimited phone and email support as soon you contract with us.

 

  • Prenatal visit to assess your needs and desires for birth where you will receive a folder of helpful information. We will review useful tools to help you prepare for labor, birth and postpartum. 

 

  • Birth plan assistance to help you clarify your preferences for birth and explain the options that are available to you.​

  • Access to a lending library of books and videos about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care for you to borrow up to 3 months postpartum to support your learning and confidence.

  • A variety of guided visualization and relaxation audio tools to help you prepare your mind and body for the experience of labor.  Hypnosis for childbirth audio tools also available.

 

  • Photos of labor and birth if requested.

 

  • 24/7 on-call labor support as well as phone & email support throughout your pregnancy and 6 weeks postpartum.

 

  • Continuous physical, emotional, and informational support for you and your partner during labor and birth, to help you hold and move towards the vision you created for your baby’s birth.

 

  • Initial breastfeeding support immediately after birth to help your baby latch on properly and encourage the establishment of breastfeeding.

 

  • One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby, answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period and provide additional resources if needed.

 

  • Baby-wearing assistance and Moby Wrap instruction, one of our favorite and most recommended tools for the postpartum period!

Wisdom used in our Birth Doula support

 

  • Rebozo: a midwifery tool, a woven fabric used for centuries to help provide comfort and progress in birth

  • Hydrotherapy: Use of hot water for comfort in labor

  • Relaxation: Gentle cues to reach a trance-like state in birth: complementary guided relaxation downloads (experienced in hypnobirthing, hypnobabies, and blissborn)

  • Homeopathy: a natural, gentle measure to facilitate wellness.  Can help support natural inductions, comfort, progress and healing after birth.

  • Herbs: supporting the use of herbs, centuries old by herbalists and midwives to support pregnancy, labor, postpartum and breastfeeding

  • Acupressure: trigger points in the energetic meridian channels in the body used for natural induction, labor progress and comfort

  • Spinning Babies: therapeutic positioning for comfort and progress in pregnancy, labor and delivery

  • Breathwork: using the breath as a vehicle of release

  • Massage: physically working muscles at their origin, insertion, and attachment to increase blood flow and relaxation

  • Aromatherapy: the use of therapeutic grade essential oils to help labor

  • Placenta Encapsulation: Consumption of placenta returns valuable nutrients and hormones to the mother.

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We are so excited to support your family -

click here to get started with your free consultation

Proud to serve Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland 

at the following Hospitals & Birth Centers and more:

George Washington University Hospital | Virginia Hospital Center | Washington Hospital Center 

Sibley Memorial Hospital | INOVA Alexandria Hospital | Birth Care Birth Center

Georgetown University Hospital | INOVA Loudoun Birthing Inn | Natural Birth Center at Loudoun

 INOVA Fairfax | INOVA Fair Oaks | Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital | Walter Reed Medical

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital | Holy Cross Hospital | Prince William Medical Center 

Haymarket Medical Center 

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