Doula Support

Get the Comfort, Support and Guidance You Need for a Happy Birth Experience

A doula is a trained professional who guides you during the most important time in a woman’s life – bringing a baby into the world. Doula support extends beyond childbirth, encompassing pregnancy and beyond. I am here to offer you resources and tools for a healthy pregnancy, which leads to a healthy mom and a healthy baby. This greatly increases the likelihood of a low-intervention and uncomplicated birth. My main responsibility is to create a nurturing and supportive environment for you, advocating for your needs and preferences at every step.

Feel Supported and Empowered on Your Journey to Parenthood

As your doula, I will help you create a birth vision based on evidence-based information, empowering you to make decisions about your care and your baby’s care during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. I will provide guidance and support throughout the decision-making process.

I want to clarify that being a doula doesn’t mean I have all the answers or can provide everything you need. That’s why I spend a lot of time networking with other professionals in the community who can offer additional support to expectant mothers. I want to ensure that my clients have the resources they need to make their transition into motherhood as smooth and comfortable as possible.

    During pregnancy, your hormone levels are at their highest as you grow your baby. This can lead to various emotional ups and downs, especially during childbirth. I will be there to support you, listen to you, reassure you that what you’re feeling is normal, and help you refocus your mindset.

    As your baby makes its way through your pelvis during the birthing process, you may feel pressure, tightness, and pulling sensations. There may be moments when these sensations intensify, indicating that your baby needs more space to navigate through the layers of your pelvis. This is where comfort measures and positioning play a crucial role. I will guide you into positions that help open up the necessary areas of your pelvis, allowing your baby to find its way. 

    An additional benefit of my Doula Support services is that I am a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in prenatal bodywork. I incorporate massage and myofascia work into my doula support, providing extra comfort during times of stress on the body.

    Dads are just as crucial as moms during this journey. It can be overwhelming for them too, as everything is new. They may feel unsure and powerless, not knowing what to do or what’s considered normal. My purpose is to assist them in supporting you- I’m not here to replace them. I’ll guide them on providing both physical and emotional support for you. Most importantly, I’ll teach them how to be your voice and advocate for both you and the baby.

    Comprehensive Doula Support for Your Journey Through Childbirth

    I am delighted to offer my Doula support services, providing comprehensive and personalized assistance to expectant parents throughout the childbirth journey. As your doula, my goal is to guide and empower you, ensuring active participation in discussions about your well-being and your baby’s. I will be there to support you in decision-making, fostering a positive and informed birth experience and, most importantly, making sure you feel safe and heard.

    Support for Every Situation

    Whether you are first-time parents or have had previous birth experiences, my doula services are tailored to meet your unique needs for first-time parents, the unknowns of childbirth can be overwhelming. I will be by your side, providing up-to- date evidenced based information on routine procedures during labor and management of labor, education on the various stages of labor, comfort techniques, gravity enhanced positioning, breathing and relaxation methods to help you and your partner feel prepared and confident.

    For those who have had a previous birth experience that didn’t go as planned, my doula support can make all the difference. I’m here to help you through any fears or anxieties that may come up from past trauma, and make sure your current birth journey is just what you need – safe, supported, and healing.

    Together, we will talk about what you want to be different and what you want to stay the same from your previous birth experience. We’ll create a birth vision and work towards it every step of the way.

    Additional Support Beyond Medical Professionals

    I understand how crucial medical professionals are during childbirth, and I’m here to offer my doula services as an additional form of support that perfectly complements their expertise. Allow me to bridge the gap by breaking down complex medical terms, explaining procedures, and interventions in an easily digestible manner. My aim is to ensure that you are well-informed and equipped to make confident decisions throughout the process.

    Navigating through hospital protocols and routines can feel overwhelming, especially when it’s such a significant and vulnerable time. As your doula, I am here to support you every step of the way. I will be your guide, providing insight into what you can anticipate, and empowering you to advocate for your choices.

    Advocacy for Your Birth Preferences

    One of the key roles of a doula is to be your unwavering advocate. I will work closely with you to understand your birth preferences, helping you develop a comprehensive birth vision that reflects your desires and priorities. During labor, I will communicate your preferences to the medical professionals, ensuring that your voice is heard and your wishes are respected.

    In situations where unexpected interventions or changes arise, I will be there to provide emotional support, physical and I will support and help you navigate these transitions, ensuring that you feel empowered and in control throughout the process.

    Building Trust and Connection

    Creating a strong bond with the parents I serve is of utmost importance to us. I value open communication and actively listen to your concerns, visions, and fears. By building trust and connection, I can provide personalized support that meets your unique needs, fostering a positive and fulfilling childbirth experience for you and your partner.

    At The Happy Mama Place doula service, I am truly honored to accompany you on this transformative journey. Together, let us create an environment of trust, empowerment, and compassion as I guide you towards a positive and memorable birth experience.

    As part of my dedication to offering you and your partner the best possible support, I stay up-to-date with the latest information and practices by maintaining my certification with DONA International. Being an active member of this leading organization ensures that I adhere to a scope of practice and a code of ethics that emphasizes continuing education. This commitment enables me to provide you with the most current and comprehensive care throughout your journey. 

    Here’s how we can help you:

    • Personalized Consultation: We believe in finding the perfect match. Schedule a complimentary consultation to see if we’re the right fit for you.
    • Valuable Resources: Gain access to a wealth of valuable resources, referral services, and helpful workbooks that will guide you through your journey.
    • Unlimited Support: From the moment you hire us, enjoy unlimited emails, calls, and text support. Our team is here to answer all your questions and provide guidance whenever you need it.
    • Round-the-Clock Assistance: We know that your due date can be unpredictable. That’s why we offer 24/7 on-call support starting two weeks prior to your estimated due date. Count on us to be there for you whenever you need us.
    • Continuous Labor Support: During labor, you can rely on our expert team to provide continuous support, ensuring you feel safe, comfortable, and encouraged throughout the process.
    • Choose The Happy Mama Place for a birthing experience filled with warmth, care, and unwavering support. Let us be there for you every step of the way.
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    Let's Connect and Prepare for Your Journey into Parenthood

    During two prenatal visits, we will:

    • Get to know each other and build a strong connection

    • Address any worries or fears you may have

    • Explore coping mechanisms and comfort measures

    • Learn about birthing positions that promote a smooth delivery

    • Devise a birth vision and postpartum plan tailored to your needs


    Support Throughout Labor

    When labor begins, you can count on:

    • Ongoing support through phone, video chat, or text during early labor

    • Hands-on support (or virtual support) throughout active labor until your baby arrives

    • Encouragement and assistance from your partner

    • Immediate postpartum support for bonding and breastfeeding


    Guidance After Birth

    After your bundle of joy arrives, you’ll receive:

    • 1-2 hours of immediate postpartum support

    • Phone, text, and email support in the first few weeks

    Additionally, we will schedule a postpartum visit within the first week after birth. During this visit, we will:

    • Assess your emotional well-being and mood

    • Check on your physical well-being and the healing process

    • Provide breastfeeding support, if desired

    • Offer further resources and referrals as needed

    Let’s embark on this incredible journey together, ensuring your transition into parenthood is filled with warmth and support.


    Flexible Payment Plans Are Available

    Contact The Happy Mama Place today with any questions, concerns, or to book an appointment!


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