The time is finally here and those contractions are not lying! Don't worry, you've got this. Breathe. Soon you're gonna be holding that precious baby close.
This is the moment that doulas live for, and it never disappoints. What you sign up for when you hire me as your doula starts and ends with continuous labor support. That's right, you read that correctly. Continuous. Labor. Support. Maybe you've already been through this before and you wished that you had someone who had been trained to help you by your side answering questions, helping you to keep your rhythm, offering words of encouragement, and someone who came equipped with skills to help you find pain relief. Or, maybe you're a first time mamma and not quite sure what to expect or how you or your partner are gonna respond and would just like the comfort of knowing there's someone there to guide you physically, mentally, and emotionally through this whole new experience. Well my friend, I'm your gal!
Maybe you want to have a natural hospital birth and you're nervous about if they'll take your preferences seriously. Doula's support the parent's wishes and help you to make educated decisions during the process of birth and help to make sure that those preferences are heard by your caregivers. I will not speak for you or make decisions for you, but I will help you and your partner know when to ask questions, what questions to ask, and when to speak up.
Call me or text me when labor starts. We can chat on the phone if you want, or if you'd like for me to come over for support I'll be there in a jiffy - yes, even before you head to the hospital/birthing center and even before the midwife shows up. I'm there as soon as you want me and I'll stay by your side until that beautiful baby of yours is safely and soundly in your arms. This is your labor and my sole focus is you and making sure that this experience is a life-changing, empowering, and joyous occasion. Trust me, you're gonna be blown away at how amazing you are.