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 our doulas will be there when you're ready.
Meet Our 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.
- Unbiased information resource.
- 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.
- Postpartum visits to review your birth story.
Our doula training covers a wide range of essential topics, including:
- Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding.
- 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.
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