THINKING OF HIRING
a birth doula
Birth is one of the most sacred and challenging experiences of a woman's life, yet so often a woman must navigate this unfamiliar terrain of pregnancy and birth with very little understanding of their options nor have sufficient support in making those tough decisions.
Midwives and doctors will be present throughout labor to ensure the safe passage of mama and baby. However, because they often have more than one patient at a time and have other responsibilities, they might not be able to be there the entire time to offer the kind of familiar supportive presence you deserve. This is the role of a doula. Her presence can be invaluable.
As a doula, I will assist you in making informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience by providing evidence-based information and encourage you to find and use your voice during this vulnerable time. I will provide you with clear and objective information to help you make sense of any confusion you may be feeling.
Coupled with my warm, grounded, and authentic nature, you will feel more confident and calm with me by your side. And when you feel calm... so will your body and baby, allowing them to be born just the way s/he was meant to.
Whether you see your self having a transformative and empowering cesarean to traumatic unmedicated home births and everything in-between, the decision is completely up to you.
Your birth, your decision.
meet you where you are at
At Soul Inspired Wellness I believe in the value of tailor-made packages based on your needs. Whether you are looking to receive the very essentials in doula support or come in knowing just how valuable having the additional support, we will see what works for you and do my best to accommodate your wishes.
While I keep my packages flexible to meet your needs, here are examples of packages that work well and all include at least one prenatal consultation at which we will discuss anything and everything about your pregnancy, birth intentions and expectations for life postpartum, continuous doula support throughout labor, unlimited phone/text/email support during the period for which you've hired me.
INA MAY GASKIN
"Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinos, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body. "