Certified Doula Services for Central Mass Families
If you are here, you are probably looking to have a healthy, satisfying and empowering birth experience, and wondering if doula services might help. You might be afraid of pain of childbirth, or concerned that your wishes might be dismissed by your medical team, or unsure you have what it takes to give birth. Don't worry, I've been there, and know how you feel! I will be happy to guide you and help you achieve your goals and have the most satisfying / positive birth experience possible. Schedule a free doula consultation to find out how.
I'll be honest, most mothers say that giving birth was the hardest thing they've done in their life.
You might be one of the people who are hoping to have better birth, either because you had a bad experience the first time around, or because you heard enough bad stories from people you love, and want to avoid that for yourself. You might be concerned that your wishes might not be respected, or that you might be given medical interventions without your consent. You want to make sure you have someone who is on your side and will advocate for you.
You might be looking to have a natural childbirth, or to delay getting an epidural, and you might be a natural-minded person in other areas of your life. You might be afraid of the pain that often accompanies childbirth, and you heard a doula's bag of tricks might do the job.
In any case, you are hoping to have options and a voice.
As your birth doula, I will get to know your vision for your ideal birth. (If you don't know what your ideal birth is yet, don't worry, I will help you figure that out.) During birth, I will help to make sure your wishes are respected.
If there is a deviation from your birth plan, I will alert you, and make sure you have an opportunity to either consent to your medical team's suggestion, or decline. I will make sure you have all the necessary information, so you are in a good position to make the best decisions for you and for your baby (without any judgement or agenda on my side).
I will help you cope with the pain of labor, by using comfort measures and suggesting positions to help the labor progress. I will be encouraging and motivating you through the entire labor.
If you have a birth partner, I will encourage them to be as involved as they want to be. Your partner knows you, your doula knows birth. Together, we make a great team.
The difference that having a doula at your birth offers:
While I can't guarantee any outcomes, you get to have an amazing birth experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. You get to feel like your wishes were respected, and that you were a part of the decision-making process. You get to feel supported.
Wouldn't it be great if you could feel on top of the world, like you just accomplished this unbelievable feat (no matter which way your baby came out of your body). I feel that as new mothers, we need that extra umph, especially as we take care of newborns while we are sleep deprived and exhausted.
Birth Doula Services Package
Here is what you get when you hire me as your doula:
COST: $1300 - $1500
I believe that every woman deserves a doula if she wants one. If price is the only thing keeping you from hiring your doula, please talk to me about payment plans or discounts. Currently, I have a discount for home births, and a discount for women of color.