making birth better
Hi! I'm Heather, and I am so excited to be your birth doula! Having 3 children myself, I am very familiar with the process of birth and the huge life change that brings about. My goal is to help you have the best labor possible by utilizing physical comfort measures, words of encouragement, and meeting the needs of both the laboring Mom and her partner. I am DONA trained, and have personally experienced the difference having a doula makes. Dr Marshall Klaus, one of the founders of DONA International said, " Be very kind to the mother." This quote speaks to me and it is my focus behind my doula practice. I believe how you emerge from the womb matters, and I want that environment to be one of extreme kindness.
How I Assist
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. My goal is for you to have the best birth possible for you and to facilitate your birth day hopes coming to fruition. I want you to feel positive about your birth experience.
After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, I am committed to your health and the well being of your growing family. I will also provide an in person prenatal consult to review your birth plan and answer any questions. I will be available via text and e mail whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy to answer questions and encourage you. I am on call for you 24/7 starting at 38 weeks and going all the way through the birth of your baby.
After you have delivered your baby and are beginning to adapt to life with an added family member, I will come by to check in. I can offer feeding tips and make sure you have the postpartum support you need to have the best transition post pregnancy you can have, as well as answer any questions you might have.
"BE VERY KIND TO THE MOTHER"