Birth. Support. Judgement-Free.
Birth Support will help you navigate all of the birthing world options through a holistic and evidence-based lens. Trust in your body and your power; you already have everything you need inside of you! The care I provide is non-biased, inclusive, and judgment-free so you can make informed decisions or refusals about your pregnancy, labor, and birth. Whatever choice you make, I’m here to provide you with unconditional support throughout our time together so you can experience a positive & humanizing birth, no matter how that looks for you. I strive to help you feel safe, secure, respected and supported during this transformative time in your life’s journey.
Why Hire A Doula?
What is a doula? The word doula is taken from an ancient Greek word meaning “woman who serves.” Today, the term doula refers to a compassionate and experienced individual who guides an individual or family through a significant life transition such as a birth, postpartum. During their work together, the doula provides continuous support to all members of the new family—client, partner, and family. The doula and the family come to share a deep connection founded on the guidance, experience, information, and support the doula provides.
Families who have benefited from professional doula assistance report feeling more positive about their life transitions, achieving greater success with self-care, and bonding more strongly as a family, even months later!
When a doula is part of a family’s birth team, they can*:
· shorten labor by 25%
· decrease requests for an epidural by 60%
· decrease the likelihood Cesarean section by 50%
· decrease the need for use of Pitocin by 40%
· increase overall families’ positive feelings about the childbirth experience
*(Klaus, M., Kennel, J., Klaus, P. Mothering the Mother: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1993)
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What Can Divine Peace Doulas Do For You?
Position ideas for comfort and labor progression cross over with hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques, and more for families. A Doula’s skilled hands and positioning tools can often help a malpositioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.
Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.
Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend, or another family member, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support makes a huge difference for everyone involved.
Evidence-Based Information Advocacy
Divine Peace Doulas has been trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. I will serve as a bridge of communication between women and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care.
In-Person or Virtual
- A one-hour prenatal meeting
- Continuous calls, texts, and email support throughout the process
- Unlimited support & on-call 24/7 at 37 weeks
- Support during early & active labor and 2 hours following delivery to aid with family bonding and feeding.
- Birth support
- One postpartum visit
- 12/24/36 hour Packages
- 1 prenatal visit to discuss postpartum goals
- Unlimited virtual emotional support not limited to the postpartum experience
- Self-care support for full-body nourishment
- Assistance with body or bottle feeding
- Baby & sibling care
- Light housework & meal prep
- Access to my extensive referral & resources list
FOR BIRTH, POSTPARTUM, CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION, AND LACTATION SERVICES WE WILL HAVE UP TO A ONE HOUR CONSULTATION DURING WHICH WE WILL DISCUSS YOUR GOALS, OPTIONS, AND IDEAS FOR A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. WE CAN CREATE A BIRTH/POSTPARTUM OR LACTATION PLAN TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS.