If you are pregnant, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of new information, choices, opinions and options for pregnancy, birth and your baby. A doula can help you to make sense of it, to make a connection between the medical and the intuitive, to process it; help during your birth and first weeks with your baby.
A birth of your child will be transformative
to make it easier on your body and your psyche, to relieve your anxiety, to prepare for it physically and emotionally, is something a doula can help you with.
To have a doula is very much alike to having a close friend who had experienced many births in different environments, mostly as a birth partner, have done much research in this field and is very well connected with other birth workers, lactation specialists and body workers.
I am a certified birth and postpartum doula living in San Francisco. I am trained to provide support before, during and after birth. As a mother of two children, I understand how important support is during such an intense, vulnerable, emotional and exciting time. If you are considering hiring a doula, I would be happy to meet you for a short interview.
As a birth doula, I will be with you continuously from the moment I arrive (usually in active stage of labor) through the birth of a baby and a few hours after.
As a doula I do not perform any medical procedures, I am there to support your needs and wishes, to do my best to help you with discomfort management using massage, encouraging words, rebozo, aromatherapy etc., to make sure that you and your partner are nurtured and as rested as possible to meet your baby.
No matter what kind of birth you are planning: home birth or hospital birth,
I will be there to support your goals.
As a postpartum doula, I will spend a few hours with you several times a week, making sure that everyone is nourished, gets some sleep, feels good in a new role or is getting necessary help if its beyond my specialty.