Having a doula, like me, at your birth, provides many benefits: for mom and baby, and also for Dad/ Family/other loving Birth Partners (people who are supporting you through your birth journey).
If you’re reading this, then you’re at least CONSIDERING inviting a doula to your birth. Let me just say, “GOOD IDEA!”
Women who are attended by doulas at their births tend to have shorter labors, less need for routine AND surgical interventions, have a lessened sense of pain, and report greater satisfaction with their overall birth experience? (Source) My past clients have found great value in my support.
As a birth doula, I provide physical, emotional, and informational support throughout your pregnancy, birthing, and immediate postpartum time. I am hired by and work for you – not the hospital or care provider.
I am a non-medical support person, and thus don’t perform medical tasks, give medical advice, or speak for you to the medical staff. I do, however, assist you in gathering information to make thoughtful, informed choices surrounding your birth and your baby.
I know you can birth your baby – I trust and believe in you. Through thoughtful planning for your memorable birth, I will help you believe in yourself. I am there to support you and your chosen Birth Partner(s) every step of the way. I can encourage you to speak for your needs within the birth experience.
Area of Service
I primarily serve families in the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area. I am able to accept clients outside of this area on a limited basis. When traveling more than 30 minutes outside of the area, a travel fee is added to my base fee. When you request a meeting with me, I do ask for information on where you plan to birth, so I can discuss any additional travel fee with you.
So, let’s meet!
I provide a complimentary 1-Hour Consulation, via phone or over a cup of coffee or tea, to listen to your unique needs for your upcoming birth. With my expertise, I can help you map out a plan for your memorable birth. Contact me today!
In my next post, learn more about what you can expect when you engage a doula to serve you at your birth.