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Birth Doula / Labor Doula


We support births in all Hospitals, Birth Centers, and at Home.

 

THE BABIES SECRET will go the extra mile to make your birth experience wonderful. Whether you choose a natural or medicated path, the Doula will support you every step of the way in achieving your desired birth. The Doula will:

  • Provide a wide range of caring, non-clinical, and highly beneficial techniques that include physical comfort measures and emotional support before, during, and after birth.

  • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.

  • Access helpful information for the expectant, laboring, and postpartum parent/s to assist in their decision making.

  • Work in cooperation with physicians, midwives, nurses, and the partners and families of laboring and postpartum women.

  • Facilitate communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers.

  • Recognize that childbirth is a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life. Thus, doulas help nurture and protect the woman’s memory of her birth experience.

 

What’s included in our Birth Package:

 

Prenatal Visits​​​​​

 

Visit 1​:

  • Introduction to what doula's do and do not do

  • Answering any questions you have

  • Discussing what to expect when labor begins

  • Openly talking about your pregnancy

  • Identifying your personal labor preferences and coming up with a birth plan together

 

Visit 2​:

 

  • Diving deeper into your questions regarding birth and providing information and insight on anything that comes up

  • Continuing to write down birth preferences and discuss common interventions

  • Providing support and emotional care

 

Visit 3:

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  • Practicing positions and breathing for labor comfort, optimal fetal positioning, and for the pushing phase

  • Providing tips on how to keep your oxytocin levels high

  • Clarifying when to call me and when to call the hospital

  • Reviewing your birth preferences and printing copies for the hospital

  • Discussing what to place in your hospital bag and what you’d like to have in the delivery room


 

The Birth

During the birth, I am there as your doula, your advocate, your biggest fan, and your support. I commit to showing up for you and providing you with the most loving and supportive care throughout your birth. 

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Postpartum Care

After the baby is born, I'll support you during the transfer to your postpartum room. I also provide one Postpartum home visit after the birth.

 

  • We’ll debrief your labor and birth experience

  • We'll focus on creating a positive and nourishing environment

  • I'll answer questions about feeding and provide the necessary resources and referrals if needed​

 

Although I have prepared a general outline for our visits,  I'm here for you and I'm flexible. We can talk about whatever you'd like during our visits.

 

After our prenatal visits, I will be on call for your labor. This means no matter what time of day you begin labor, I will be there to answer questions and support you. Generally, I join my clients when they are in active labor. 

 

I will be on call for you starting 2 weeks before your estimated delivery date and up to 2 weeks after.​

 

I offer continuous care from start to end of labor.

 

Package Rate

Birth Doula Package: $1500 USD

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