What can a Doula do for you?
A Certified Birth Doula...
can help you feel better prepared for labor and birth and be a calming presence for you and your partner during the process and:
offers non-medical support during early to mid pregnancy and continues throughout the labor and birth process. This includes educational, emotional and physical support from a caring and knowledgeable professional.
provides assistance in creating a clear and concise birth plan based on your personal preferences
is highly skilled in the process of labor and birth and can answer questions, clarify concerns, offer compassion and help with comfort measures for labor.
she is an excellent addition to your birth team providing a calm constant through out the unpredictability of the labor process.
Did you know...
The presence of a Birth Doula has been shown to reduce the following during labor:
the overall cesarean rate by 50%
length of labor by 25%
oxytocin use by 40%
pain medication by 30%
the need for forceps by 40%
and requests for epidurals by 60%
From the ground breaking book, Mothering the Mother, Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., John H. Kennell, M.D., and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W., 1993
The investment for Birth Doula Services includes two visits during the prenatal period, a complete birth plan, a doula during active labor and the birth, and one follow-up postpartum visit.
$925 ~ Payment plans are available as well as gift certificates!
Birth Doula Services
It is a pleasure to serve you in labor, during the birth, and at the start of your postpartum recovery period. You will receive unbiased, caring support wherever you feel most comfortable delivering. This includes hospitals, birth centers, and homes located in Polk County and in the surrounding areas such as Sebring, Orlando, Plant City and Tampa.
Whatever kind of birth you are planning...
hospital birth, home birth, or birth center birth
natural birth, water birth, or medicated birth
cesarean birth or TOLAC/VBAC
(Trial Of Labor After Cesarean, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
you will have the compassion, knowledge, and resources of Bellies-2-Babies on your side.
I personally have extensive training and 25+ years of experience as a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator. I hand select and mentor qualified, trained doulas to be a part of my Bellies-2-Babies Birth & Postpartum Doula team so you will be assured to have the best doula care available that will provide great support to you as you make the decisions that are best for you and your family.
I look forward to meeting with you to learn about the birth YOU envision, your ideas surrounding a plan for your postpartum recovery and new parent life and discovering how the team at Bellies-2-Babies can help!
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