Birth Doula Services

 Birth Doula support includes the following:

  • Unlimited phone and email support as soon as you sign up for doula support.

  • Bi-weekly (at 30 weeks) and weekly (at 36 weeks) informational emails to stay connected and provide you with helpful information.

  • 35/36 week virtual or in-person prenatal planning visit to assess your needs and desires for birth. You will be provided with a copy of my Prenatal Planning workbook by 34 weeks, which we can review together during our visit in addition to answering any questions you have about your birth and postpartum experience. 

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

  • Access to my lending library of books and videos about pregnancy, childbirth, breast/chest-feeding 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 my 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.

We are so excited to support your family -

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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 | Stone Springs Hospital Center | Frederick Health Hospital

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