I will be there to support you and your family throughout labor and birth as your labor doula or postpartum support. For your pregnancy care I will fully support your vision for labor and birth, no matter your decisions or how you give birth. This is YOUR birth, let's make it beautiful.
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In a 2012 survey that took place in the U.S., 6% of birthing people said they used a doula during childbirth (Declerq et al., 2013), up from 3% in a 2006 national survey (Declerq et al., 2007). Of those people who did not have a doula but understood what they were, 27% would have liked to have a doula.
My name is Shanda, and I am a labor doula who also provides postpartum support as part of pregnancy care. I am the mother of 5 sweet babies myself. 1 hospital birth and 4 home births. Birth can and should be an amazing experience. My goal is to help make your birth a beautiful experience.
So many choices! Part of my goal for your pregnancy care as your labor doula or with postpartum support is to help you & your partner make fully informed choices on the many decisions you will encounter during your pregnancy, birth & postpartum with evidence based information.
Being your labor doula Includes: two prenatal visits / support during labor and birth / one postnatal visit as part of your pregnancy care.
I would love to be your labor doula or provide postpartum support as part of your pregnancy care. We will schedule a time to meet each other to see if I am a good fit for you. There is no charge for this, and no obligation to go further.
Every family has different needs and so your pregnancy care can involve both labor doula and, or just postpartum support for helping you adjust. Shifts during the week, or overnights, what do you need? Let's determine this together at a free consultation. Here are some pre set package options to give you an idea, they can still be customized to fit your needs.
Coming home with a new baby can be a very intimidating process. With postpartum support as part of our pregnancy care I will help you transition into this new phase of life, even if I wasn't your labor doula. Breast & bottle feeding support, basics about caring for baby, & helping answer any questions you have. This 3 hours shift can help make the transition into life with a new baby so much easier.
The first few weeks after baby is born can be the most intense time of transition. Partners go back to work, family goes back home. It can be hard to try to juggle all that life entails and a new baby. I will come in and help you get caught up and find a new normal. My focus is on helping mom be rested, nourished and comfortable with her new role. Use this time to get caught up on sleep, while i prep meals, fold laundry and take care of baby. Over three weeks I will visit to your home three days each week, for three hours each of those days (3 weeks of care visiting you 3 days per week and 3 hours per day).
Pregnancy care can involve both labor doula as well as postpartum support. Sometimes the postpartum journey is more difficult than expected due to cesarean birth, premature delivery or traumatic birth. This package is for 6-8 weeks of care, likewise visiting you three days per week and three hours each of those days. Price varies depending on weeks of care.