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What is a doula?

According to DONA: The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.

Women have complex needs during childbirth and the weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences.

DONA International doulas are educated and experienced in childbirth and the postpartum period. We are prepared to provide physical (non-medical), emotional and informational support to women and their partners during labor and birth, as well as to families in the weeks following childbirth. We offer a loving touch, positioning and comfort measures that make childbearing women and families feel nurtured and cared for.

Postpartum Services

Postpartum Doula

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Placenta Encapsulation

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belly binding

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What Customers Are Saying

“We had Jennifer as our doula for the birth of our third child. We didn’t know if my husband would need to take care of our other children during the birth (depending on the timing of the new one!) and Jennifer was completely flexible in how she could support us the best. During our pre-birth meetings, she was thorough in discussing our goals and methods of relaxing/breathing. Even though we had been through natural birth twice earlier, Jennifer had suggestions and techniques that we hadn’t come across before. Her calm demeanor was exactly what we wanted for the birth and she had just the right amount of encouragement during labor to help keep me feeling peaceful and confident. Jennifer was attentive to what I needed during labor, remembering the plans we had discussed, and adjusted if something didn’t work. We are grateful to Jennifer for all of her support, the photos that she took, and her knowledge throughout it all! We highly recommend Jennifer for anyone!”

Clarissa, Mama

You were so calming with a helpful presence that felt like a positive contribution to Cortney’s birth experience. Not in the least bit overbearing from a medical point of view either. Thank you for working as a team with me. (: I loved that you took photos and provided soothing scents and sounds for Cortney.”

Katie, Nurse

“When my husband and I first met with Jennifer, we knew right away that we wanted her to be our doula. Her calm voice was very reassuring and I felt it would be encouraging for the journey of labor.

Jennifer met with us a few times before the big day and each time our relationship grew stronger. She was very organized and full of information and tools to guide us in planning. She helped us put together the birth plan and taught us techniques to lead me through natural labor. Our birth plan changed from a birthing center to the hospital but Jennifer was right there with us. →

 

Her magnetism for serenity helped calm my nerves. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have had the chance to have her by my side through delivery.

If anyone is considering a doula, I recommend Jennifer with all of my heart. It doesn’t matter what your birth plan is (or ends up being) she will be there to do as much or as little as you need. She is knowledgeable and comforting for the adventure of birth.”

Randi, Mama

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