Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Doula?
A doula is a support person during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. They typically provide emotional and physical support and should serve as a guiding light.
What is The Difference Between a Doula and a Midwife?
Midwives are trained just as your OB. The major difference is that they do not perform surgery. Therefore, Midwives can deliver your baby and provide the necessary prenatal and postnatal care which includes lab work and ultrasounds. Doulas educate and support. They also guide you through the labor process. They do not provide medical services such as lab work, and ultrasounds.
No. You can deliver in any setting and doulas can provide you services in all of them.
I have a medical background. Most doulas are not trained medically. I have experience as a High Risk Labor and Delivery RN and as a Postpartum RN. Both of my children were born via water births by midwives at a birthing center. I use both my professional training and personal experiences to teach my moms. I encourage early education in regards to what's happening with your body and every client gets a copy of my Pregnancy Ebook that serves as an essential resource in their pregnancy and the rest of their lives.
Unassisted Birth or Free Birth is birthing on your own without assistance from a medical professional. There can be a medical professional present but they are not hands on. This can also be done without the presence of a medical professional. These are typically done at home but you can also request a hands-off birth in the hospital setting. If this is something you're considering I highly recommend educating yourself prior to doing it. My "Don't Be Afraid" Ebook is a great resource.
Yes. I am open to traveling. Traveling and housing will have to be covered in addition to the package price.