As doulas, we will help you feel supported, cared for, and prepared as you approach the birth of your little one. We look after your emotional journey, something no one else on your care team is focusing on. We provide in-person support during your labor, birth, and the first hour or two of bonding with your little one, supporting births in hospitals, birth centers, and at home.
During labor, our role is to be present with you, walking your journey of birth alongside you. We can also assist with non-clinical tips and tricks to aid labor progress, from comfort measures and maintaining a pain-coping mindset for labors without pain medication, physical and emotional support for women laboring with an epidural, emotional and informational preparation for cesarean births, and everything in between.
Our goal is to support you in your choices for birth. During our preparation together, we can point you toward resources and research to aid you in making informed decisions. At the same time, we also recognize that every family needs to make the decisions that are right for them.
Yes! My postpartum doula services assist Virginia families by:
For many families, the postpartum period or "4th trimester" is a rite of passage in and of itself. It's common to feel unprepared to meet the challenges this part of the journey brings. As postpartum doulas, we are privileged to walk alongside you as you welcome your new baby into the family, providing gentle, nonjudgmental support and encouragement as you find your footing in your new role. Our goal is to help you become self-reliant and confident in your new skills!Many parents express that loneliness and isolation were unexpected challenges for them in the first few months of their baby's life. When you have a postpartum doula, you don't have to worry about that! I will be by your side as you learn all about your baby, and how to balance your baby's needs with your own. Whether you have questions about breastfeeding or bottle feeding (or both), find yourself asking "Is this normal?" about 100 times a day, or just want some company while you process all the changes that are going on, I'm here for you.