“If doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”
John H. Kennell, M.D.
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the birthing couple before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, births are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
Doula Fee (will take half in trade) Student- $500 Non- Student $600
Returning Client Discount Available!
A Birth Doula
Recognizes birth as a key experience that will be remembered all their life
Understands the physiology and emotions of birth during birthing
Assists the couple in preparing for and carrying out their desires in birth
Stays with the birthing individual and/or couple throughout the entire birth
Provides emotional, physical and informational support
Facilitates communication between the birthing couple and providers
Strives to nurture and protect the individual/couple's birth memory
Allows the woman's partner to participate at their comfort level