WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW BUNDLE OF JOY
WHAT IS A BIRTH DOULA?
A birth doula is a childbirth professional that is experienced and professionally trained to support mothers, birth-givers and families during their prenatal period, throughout the labor and birthing experience, and the immediate postpartum period. We offer continuous emotional, physical, educational and informational support, as well as advocacy for both the mother, birth-giver and partner.
BENIFITS OF HAVING DOULA SUPPORT
Reduces levels of stress and anxiety
Provides emotional support for the well being of parents before, during and after birth
Increases bonding experiences with both partner and baby
Likely to create fewer interventions and complications
Can shorten labor
Constant reassurance, guidance and encouragement
Support with pain management techniques
Personal birth coaching
Explanations of stages of labor, birth and postpartum
Explanation and understanding of the labor and birth process
Ability to participate in laboring positions
Increases confidence and awareness of the entire birth experience
Creates a greater connection and bonding with the mother/birth-giver
Constance reassurance, guidance, encouragement, and role modeling
Reduces stress, doubt, and anxiety
I offer a variety of support services personalized for each client. Depending on when you hire me, I provide advice on everything from nutrition and exercise to developing a birth plan and picking the right birthing facility.
With my Birthing Guidance, I offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and step in with anything you might need.
Here for You
Pregnancy, birth and the early days of child rearing can be very scary and stressful. My role with my Postpartum Support service is to ensure you get the best information and care possible. No matter when you need me, I will be there offering support.
Informative and Compassionate
I take on a limited number of clients at any one time to make sure I can give you the full care and attention you deserve. By offering Prenatal Visits, my goal is to reduce any stress, allowing you to pay attention to your body and your baby.
SUPPORT SERVICE PACKAGES
Sliding fee scale & payment plans may be avaiable
FULL BIRTH PACKAGE
2 prenatal intake sessions (in person or virtual)
Create birth plan/wishes
Coaching of breathing techniques
Practice of preferred laboring positions (partner included if applicable)
Pain management coaching & meditation
In person or virtual birth support at active labor
2 hours postpartum support immediately after birth
1 postpartum home visit
unlimited email, text, and phone support
referrals for additional birthing needs
Daytime support- 4hr min @ $40.00 per hour
Night/weekend support- 6hr min @ 50.00 per hour
Caring for baby while you rest/shower/eat
Help with infant wearing, feeding and soothing
Help with laundry
Grocery shopping/errand running
Professional development courses are in progress to provide additional services that families may need outside of birth and postpartum.
"Bri! Thank you for being our doula. I wouldn't have stayed with my original birth plan that we created if it wasn't for your motivation to motivate us. You truly are heaven sent! Continue blessing others on you birth doula journey."
Elinor & Arkadi N.
A MESSAGE FROM BRI THE DOULA
Supporting Women and Families
Birth is a life changing event, but with my nurturing support, you will learn to be comfortable with the idea of giving birth. As your Birth Coach, you can count on me to make sure you feel confident throughout the entire process.