Birth Doula Services
Free get to know me call
- 30 min30 minutes
- Online meetup
Many people assume that doulas only support "Natural births." Spoiler alert, that's not true. Doulas support all the beautiful ways that babies arrive earthside - When it comes to cesarean birth, planned or unplanned, a birth doula can be a tremendous support to both the pregnant person and their family. Doulas have the perspective and ability to hold energy calm and caring energy in the sometimes hectic hospital space. We can help to diffuse the tension and often fear associated with an unplanned situation. We are a constant friendly face amongst the chaos that often is the birth setting. We can help you with understanding any medical jargon being used. In addition to ensuring you feel comfortable in the hospital, I will meet you antenatally to discuss your birth preferences and help you with some ideas for coping mechanisms during labour and your wishes going into birth. We can empower you to advocate for the moments that are important to your family. Moments such as having a partner or family member cut the umbilical cord, dropping the drape down so you can see your baby being born, or asking to hold baby skin to skin after birth, are precious things that your doula can help remind you of. As your Doula I can also nurture you and your baby during the first few hours after birth.Making sure you are comfortable and have food and are hydrated enough. I can assist you with breastfeeding or hand-expression to ensure that feeding gets off to the great start. Lastly, as your doula I can help give perspective on what to expect in recovering from birth and guide your family through ways they can help care for you and baby.
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland