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Why Choose a Birth Doula Team?

With itsaBelly's birth doula team, you benefit from the expertise of two doulas fully acquainted with your birth plans. Working in pairs, we provide comprehensive support and information. During prenatal visits, we'll go over your birth plan and address any questions you have. When it's time to deliver, one of your doulas will be there when you're ready.

Doula Erin with client in labor.
Birth doula Emilie with client in labor.
Doula Erin with client in labor bath tub

Meet Our Birth Doulas:

What Do We Offer as Birth Doulas?

Education is at the core of our doula group, focusing on evidence-based and baby-friendly practices. Our services include* - 

  • Prenatal visits to discuss your pregnancy, hopes, fears, discomfort management, and birth plan.
  • Thorough intake form to address your birthing preferences and provide necessary information for education.
  • Body Ready Method® assessment and plan
  • Information and resources.
  • 24/7 on-call availability two weeks before your estimated due date until birth.
  • Early labor support in the comfort of your home.
  • Personalized attention during your birth, empowering you and your partner to navigate the process together.
  • Assistance in managing labor pain through massage, relaxation techniques, breathing, touch, and more.
  • Guidance on labor progression.
  • Facilitating communication with your caregiver and adapting to any changes in your birth plan.
  • Immediate breastfeeding support.
  • Continued postpartum support for one to two hours after birth.
  • Daily check-in via phone or text for the first two weeks of your postpartum experience.
  • Postpartum visits to review your birth story.

*Ask about paired down and deluxe packages. The above items are not on all of the care plan options. 

Training for Birth Doulas:

Our doula training covers a wide range of essential topics, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding.
  • Optimal fetal positioning. 
  • Understanding and addressing the emotional aspects of pregnancy.
  • Pain management techniques.
  • Familiarity with medical procedures used during labor.
  • Emotional support and physical comfort measures.
  • Specialized support for challenging labors, cesarean births, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
  • Newborn care and breastfeeding assistance.
We believe in continuous education to stay well-informed and provide the best care as doulas. At itsaBelly, we're committed to empowering and supporting you throughout your birthing journey.
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