There's so many judgements in the birth world it can make your head spin.
Whether you're planning an unmedicated water birth, or a traditional medicated hospital birth, you deserve the same support system. Labor doulas facilitate the birth process and make the whole thing go a little smoother. We have plenty of birth experience and comfort measures to help make your labor and delivery more comfortable.
One common misconception we hear from clients is that medicated births don't require comfort measures the same way that unmedicated births do.
Um, no! Birth is birth!
We want you and your partner to be as comfortable as possible. Comfort measures can be a massage or just extra peace of mind about what to expect along the way. Your birth plan will help us customize your birth experience to keep you supported from the beginning.
Medicated births might be routine by some standards, but they can still be intimidating for any new parent. Your doula is there to walk you through the steps, help you communicate with hospital staff and even get you and your family some snacks to get you through the long hours of labor ahead.
We are advocates for every family's birth decisions.
Epidural assisted birth isn't "unnatural" and we're setting out to change the conversation. If you're utilizing an epidural for your baby's birth, there is a lot to be gained from the support and affirmations your doula provides.
Once your baby finally arrives, a medicated vaginal birth has several long weeks of recovery ahead.
Your postpartum doula can help you get situated at home and on track to feeling better. Although there's no cesarean incisions to heal, vaginal births still leave mothers feeling uncomfortable. A doula helps take over newborn care to help you get the opportunity to relax and catch some sleep. She can help you monitor your postpartum bleeding, start you on a nutrition plan and a breastfeeding routine.
There's nothing average about a medicated birth because each birth is extraordinary.
If you're expecting, let us help you get organized. Our team will give you the resources and information you need to craft your birth plan from scratch.
Our doulas will help your make your birth as comfortable and empowering as possible, regardless how you choose to deliver.