Pregnancy and birth can be overwhelming! There are a million thoughts. A million questions. A million decisions to make! Your OB or midwife visits may only be a few moments long. Friends have conflicting opinions and no expertise. And we all have a love-hate relationship with Google. It can really be a rabbit hole of contradictory articles, blogs, and stories.
And it doesn’t feel good to go into a birth experience with fear, worry, and anxiety! Not only can fear contribute to your labor process in a negative way, but it also contributes to your overall satisfaction with your birth experience. You don’t deserve to walk away from your birth with regrets and sadness! Heck no! It’s supposed to be the best day of your life!
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had someone to share these thoughts with? Who gets it? Who has time to listen? And who can help? Hey, that’s a doula! But not everyone can afford a doula or even wants a doula at their actual birth. That’s why we’re here. As prenatal doulas, we offer consultations in person (if you’re local), on the phone, or on Skype. Some ways that we can help you:
Finding evidence-based resources for testing, procedures, and interventions
Creating a birth plan that sets you up for an empowering and educated birth experience
Listening, and talking through intense or unexpected experiences that may come up during pregnancy
Instilling strength in your body, your decision-making capabilities, and your mind
Locating resources for you in your area (including breastfeeding help, placenta encapsulation, birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth classes, OBs and midwives, etc)
Helping you feel prepared for what to expect in your birth experience
Reducing fears for birth, mothering, postpartum, and life after baby!