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Birthing From the Soul

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About Birthing From the Soul

What is a Doula?

A doula is a professionally trained childbirth assistant who works with the mother and father/partner throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Doulas provide informational, emotional, and physical support to help the pregnant couple make informed decisions as they arise in labour. Doulas provide reassurance and perspective to the birthing woman/couple, make suggestions to help labour progress, help with relaxation and positioning and provide other techniques to increase comfort.

Who Needs a Doula?

Every pregnant woman needs a doula! I‰Ûªve worked with first time moms and moms who‰Ûªve had children. I‰Ûªm not sure which of these groups of moms benefit more from working with a Doula. Each woman, pregnancy, labour and birth is unique. There is one common thread that occurs after each birth that I attend. After every birth I receive hugs from both the mom and her partner as each of them exclaim that they couldn‰Ûªt have done it without me and that they‰Ûªll never forget our time together!

Why Work With a Doula?

According to recent studies, women who had Doulas with them during childbirth experienced the following:

cesarean births reduced by 50%
length of labour shortened by 25%
increases fathers/partners participation in birth
30% less usage of pain medication
60% fewer requests for epidurals
higher rates of breastfeeding
increased positive maternal confidence
decreased rates of postpartum depression

If you‰Ûªd like to learn more about the benefits of working with a Doula you can read the following:

Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth
The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth

Doula Packages:

Birth Doula Package: What Every Woman Needs

This is my most popular package as it addresses all the birthing mom‰Ûªs +/or couple‰Ûªs needs.

Initial consultation
2 prenatal visits
Access to extensive personal lending library on pregnancy and birth
24 hour support at 37 weeks of pregnancy until the birth
One prenatal aromatherapy blend
Information regarding choices in childbirth: handouts & discussion
Ongoing support during labour and 1 hour postpartum
Personalized play list on my ‰Û÷Doula ‰ÛÒ Pod‰Ûª
Aromatherapy blends during labour and birth
Labour support may include the HypnoBirthing Method
Support may include a Bach Flower blend
1 postpartum visit with continued breastfeeding support
Photos of birthing experience
2 weeks of breastfeeding support via telephone if needed
1 postnatal aromatherapy blend
Beautifully written birth story

Birth Doula Package: The ‰ÛÏOh My Gosh ‰ÛÒ We Need a Doula NOW!‰Ûù

This package is for those who realize at the last minute: 36 weeks or later, that a Doula is necessary to aid with their birth.

Initial consultation
1 prenatal visit
24 hr support at 37 wks until the birth
Information regarding choices in childbirth: handouts & discussion
Ongoing support during labour and birth

Postpartum Doula Package - Customized support for you and your family.

May include:
Half day, full day, evening, or weekend support
Overnight support when negotiated
Help with newborn or other siblings
Running errands
Providing relief so mom can sleep
Meal preparation and some cooking
Childcare so mom +/or dad can have a child-free outing

Service Details

Doula Packages:

Birth Doula Package: What Every Woman Needs

This is my most popular package as it addresses all the birthing mom‰Ûªs +/or couple‰Ûªs needs.

Initial consultation
2 prenatal visits
Access to extensive personal lending library on pregnancy and birth
24 hour support at 37 weeks of pregnancy until the birth
One prenatal aromatherapy blend
Information regarding choices in childbirth: handouts & discussion
Ongoing support during labour and 1 hour postpartum
Personalized play list on my ‰Û÷Doula ‰ÛÒ Pod‰Ûª
Aromatherapy blends during labour and birth
Labour support may include the HypnoBirthing Method
Support may include a Bach Flower blend
1 postpartum visit with continued breastfeeding support
Photos of birthing experience
2 weeks of breastfeeding support via telephone if needed
1 postnatal aromatherapy blend
Beautifully written birth story

Birth Doula Package: The ‰ÛÏOh My Gosh ‰ÛÒ We Need a Doula NOW!‰Ûù

This package is for those who realize at the last minute: 36 weeks or later, that a Doula is necessary to aid with their birth.

Initial consultation
1 prenatal visit
24 hr support at 37 wks until the birth
Information regarding choices in childbirth: handouts & discussion
Ongoing support during labour and birth

Postpartum Doula Package - Customized support for you and your family.

May include:
Half day, full day, evening, or weekend support
Overnight support when negotiated
Help with newborn or other siblings
Running errands
Providing relief so mom can sleep
Meal preparation and some cooking
Childcare so mom +/or dad can have a child-free outing


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