What is a labor doula?

A labor doula is a professional, who is trained in non-medical procedures to provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support. This support is offered during pregnancy, while in labor and beyond.

During pregnancy a labor doula is there to guide, educate and support a family on their labor choices. Building a close bond during this process leads into the birth expereince during which the labor doula is by the mothers side. In labor the mother is given comfort with pain-relief techniques, including breathing guidance, relaxation techniques, massage, and laboring positions. The partner will be encouraged, guided and involved during this exciting time


Labor Doula Support Services

  • Free home consult for meeting and discussing families needs

  • Give ways to prepare for arrival of new family member

  • Discuss ideal labor scenario along with creating a Birth Plan

  • Answering any questions or concerns family may have about pregnancy and labor

  • Demonstrate comfort techniques for support during pregnancy and labor

  • Evaluate any concerns or fears there may be prior to labor

  • Overview of partner and families role during labor and beyond

  • Phone and email support throughout pregnancy

  • On call at the end of pregnancy to join during labor when requested

  • Continued non judgmental support during labor

  • Ability to participate in labor comforts from clients home or at the hospital

  • Remaining with family for hours following birth to answer any concerns or questions

  • Provide local resources and/or referrals to other services as requested


What does a Certified Lactation Counselor provide?

Breastfeeding Support Services

  • Private home consultations for comfort of all family members in attendance

  • Ways to prepare for breastfeeding prior to baby’s arrival

  • Review beginning steps to ensure optimal start to breastfeeding journey

  • Answering any questions or concerns family may have

  • Feeding cues for on-demand feeding

  • Latching and position techniques

  • Overview of common breastfeeding issues that may arise

  • Proper storage of expressed milk

  • Common concerns that mothers experience during breastfeeding

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