The table below perfectly illustrates our goals for all of our clients as we support them through childbirth.
“The role of a doula is not to protect but to educate, not to advocate but to empower.”
The Doula Difference
How mothers rated their birth experience:
|Rated birth experience as good||82.5%||
|Felt they coped well with labor||
|Felt labor had positive effect on them as a women
|Perceived their bodies as strong||
Why a birth doula team?
Working with the Itsabelly team means you have the reassurance of having two doulas know your birth plans. The teams works in pairs to provide well rounded information and support. During the prenatal visits the doulas will work through your birth plan and help you find answers to your questions. When the time comes to deliver one of the two doulas will join you when you are ready.
Our Birth Doulas
What do we do as birth doulas?
All of the doulas within our group hold education as a key to support their clients. Evidence based and baby friendly practices are our goal.
These services include:
Prenatal visits to talk about your pregnancy, your hopes & fears, how you manage discomfort, and work on your birth plan.
Our intensive intake form covers many aspects of how you would like to birth your baby. We answer any questions that come up through the process of filling it out and help you find the information needed for more education.
Resource for unbiased information
On-call availability 24 hours a day, two weeks before your estimated due date until baby is born
Early labor support in your home
One-on-one attention at your birth, giving you and your partner the comfort & confidence to birth together
Help in managing labor pain with methods like; massage, relaxation, breathing, touch, & voice
Suggestions on how to help your labor progress
Aid in communication between you and your caregiver and work through any changes to your birth plan
Immediate help with breastfeeding
Continued support after baby is born for one to two hours
Postpartum visits to review your birth story
What training is involved in becoming a birth doula?
Doula training is a weekend intensive covering topics like but not limited to:
Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, fetal development, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding
Emotions of pregnancy
Pain management techniques
Medical procedures used in labor
Emotional support and physical comfort measures
Support for difficult labors, Cesarean birth, and vaginal birth after Cesarean
Newborn care and breastfeeding support
On going education is key to becoming a informed doula
Contact Us for more information