I'm currently HAPPILY on MATERNITY leave from doula work in 2019.
Please contact one of my doula partners at birthassistantsofboulder.com for doula support.
we support births throughout Boulder County and the Denver metro area
WHAT IS A DOULA?
Birth doulas are professionally trained in labor support, experienced in childbirth and offer physical comfort, emotional support, encouragement and wisdom before, throughout, and after birth.
Families benefit from a birth doula’s continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement, and respect.
WHAT DOULAS DO:
Provide physical comfort
Massage or soothing touch
Help with breathing and relaxation techniques
Suggest positions or techniques for comfort and progress
Provide emotional support
Reassurance for normality, coping ability, etc.
Validation of feelings
Supply referrels to other birth professionals
Answer questions with accurate information
Seek out information when they don’t know the answers
Support their clients’ goals
Make sure their clients understand their choices
Translate jargon when necessary
Act as a extra pair of hands
Go out for food for partner
Get extra pillows, blankets, ice chips, water
I might be a good fit to support you as your doula if:
You are interested in a natural, unmedicated birth
You would like comprehensive education as a part of your prenatal birth care
You want to make sure your birth partner is also supported on your birth day
You want to create a peaceful and intentional birth space
You would like to avoid unnecessary medical interventions during pregnancy and birth
You would like to use alternative comfort measures, such as movement, water, rebozo, energy work, & meditation during your birth
The first step in working together is to schedule a phone and/or in-person interview to confirm that I’m the best birth doula for you!
I am a DONA International member and Certified Birth Doula.
I am also a member of the professional doula group, Birth Assistants of Boulder. If I'm not available for your birth, I highly recommend reaching out to one of the other fabulous doulas in this group.