a person employed to provide guidance and support to the mother of a newborn baby.
As your doula, my support GUARANTEES that I will
🤌🏽 support, educate, advocate, coach, and nurture moms to-be and birthing persons throughout the pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum journey
👉🏽help to normalize and educate you on feelings and bodily sensations that happen during pregnancy, which can feel very scary and unnerving for a first-time mother.
👉🏽help unpack previous birth trauma that may cause angst or concerns.
👉🏽provide techniques for comfort measures such as massage and pressure points, particularly in labor, physical-touch is incredibly beneficial in helping the mother-to-be maintain a sense of comfort and control.
👉🏽coach your partner on how to support you and your environment before birth, I teach the anatomy of labor and birth, comfort techniques, pressure points, and the use of aromatherapy.
👉🏽provide evidence based education on breastfeeding and obtaining a pain free first latch and ensuring breastfeeding or pumping gets off to a great start after childbirth.
As a postpartum doula as well, I offer healing and holistic remedies, but also a non-judgemental ear. I visit families virtually when they are comfortable after birth for postpartum care to talk about your birth, newborn care, postpartum support, baby wearing techniques and breastfeeding care.