What are the benefits of a birth doula?

This is a question that is coming up more as people are learning of the phenomenon of doulas. When I started as a doula six years ago, the percentage of people living in SF that were familiar with a doula was roughly 40%. Now, almost everyone has heard of a doula through family, friends or co-workers, and it's wonderful because doulas are making a difference in birth outcomes!

 

 

The benefits of having a doula are endless!

Here are some to name a few...

  •  Provides emotional, intellectual and physical support

  •  Is trained in comfort measures to help you through labor

  •  Helps the family become informed about their labor/birth options  

  •  Helps facilitate communication between family and medical professionals

  •  Supports the partner as well 

  •  Is familiar with birth and can help normalize this adventurous experience

Research has shown contintinuity of care with a doula means lower intervention

rates and more vaginal births! Click this link to learn more:

 http://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

 

 

 

 

 

 

My hope is to build relationships with the families that I work with. In this way, we hold visits in your home so that we have a safe space to talk about all that has already come up or may come up in pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Pregnancy to postpartum is an intimate time and I hold it as a priority to create and have a nurturing friendship with the families I get the honor of working with. 

Once we start working together, you will receive the following;

 

2 prenatal home visits where we get to know each other & discuss your questions, hopes, priorities, and birthing options.  I share pain-coping practices, massage techniques, positions, the normal physiology of labor, and preparing for postpartum.

 

24-hour on-call labor support before and after your estimated "due-ish" date

 

Phone and email support from the start of care until the very end

 

Labor support when you need me (starting at home or at the hospital, your choice) until 1-2 hours after your baby's birth

 

1 postpartum home visit to check in and see how your new family is transitioning, process your birth experience & any questions you have, talk about self care postpartum, and provide resources as needed for breastfeeding and any other postpartum needs

 

 Total cost for my services is $1800 

 

 

 

How will care look if we work together?

Bellies Blossom

Birth Doula Serving The San Francisco Bay Area

KIND WORDS FROM PAST CLIENTS

“Working with you was powerfully positive and we're so glad to have had you at our child's birth.
Thank You!"

-Marie, Joesph & August

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