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Birth Doula

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Birthing Doula - Motheretreat

Birth Doula

Birthing Doula - Motheretreat

starts from $ 1000

Why have a Doula?

A Birthing Doula is a professional childbirth assistant. The doula’s job is to help prepare for childbirth and be with the woman throughout childbirth, to provide support whenever the woman needs it and in the way that this particular woman needs it. Typically, the birthing doula is proficient in natural pain relief techniques, techniques for ensuring the optimal position of the baby, stimulus. The doula’s role is to “hold space” and help the woman in labor when the need arises.

Recent studies have shown that childbirth occurs with fewer interventions and complications if the woman is assisted by a labor doula during labor, is able to do relaxing massage, and knows how a normal labor proceed

Women who had continuous support for such a doula during labor versus women who did not have continuous support during labor:

  • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean Sections
  • 15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five-minute Apgar score
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
  • 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience as negative
Birth Doula - Motheretreat
Birthing doula - Motheretreat

Also, 4 factors were identified that significantly affect childbirth satisfaction:

  • Woman’s personal expectations
  • Amount of support from staff
  • The quality of the woman’s relationship with the staff
  • Women’s involvement in making decisions

The most strikingly positive effects of continuous support for a woman during childbirth are manifested when a woman is supported by a person who is not at the same time an employee of the maternity hospital, nor is part of the woman’s social network, and who is present at childbirth solely to take care of the mother.

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What does a Doula do?

In short, a doula helps a woman become a mother with tasks such as:

  • Provides emotional support
  • Knows how to apply natural methods of pain relief: breathing, relaxation, massage, movement
  • Gives informational and educational support
  • Continuously soothes and maintains the woman’s self-confidence (continuously – the doula is always on the mother’s side)
  • Helps the mother get reliable information about her rights in childbirth
  • Acts on the mother’s side and promotes cooperation between the mother and specialists
  • Supports the woman’s partner during childbirth, but her priority is the mother

It is also important to understand that the Birthing Doula:

  • Has no medical education and is not a medical professional
  • Do not perform any medical manipulations (including checking the deployment and monitoring the baby’s heartbeat)
  • Does not provide medical advice or diagnosis
  • Takes any of your decisions regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (yes, even if you chose something “terrible” from the point of view of other people or in your opinion)
  • Does not teach you to “properly” live, give birth, and care for a baby
  • Is not a substitute for a partner and/or husband

You can read more research about labor doula here:

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

Birth Doula Services Include:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits
  • Aromatherapy consultation during one of your prenatal visits to discuss which essential oils we can use during labor. I can supply oils and a diffuser for your birth if you wish.
  • Labor playlist of music. I will supply a speaker and music and/or meditation tracks for your birth.
  • Online support via text, emails, and phone calls. On-call 24/7 support after 37 weeks gestation to birth
  • Birth Preparation and Education Basics class
  • Hypnobirthing birth support
  • Pain relief during contractions with different techniques and helping the baby to descend
  • Spinning babies techniques for prenatal work and for birth to align the body and adjust the baby into an optimal position
  • Rebozo massage/techniques
  • Receive continuous labor support from the moment you believe you are in labor. Feel free to call the Birthing Doula, who will stay with you at home, a birth center, or a hospital until 1-2 hours after birth.
  • Informational support for any situation that may arise during birth
  • Communicative support to hospital or home birth staff.
  • One postpartum visit, usually within a week of birth to talk about your birth experience, answer any questions you may have, help with lactation, and provide you with additional support or help to schedule this for you if you feel necessary (such as postpartum doula or extra lactation support)
  • Resources and referrals to the area’s most trusted complementary health providers
  • Baby registry checklist

Doula packages

“Basic” Doula includes:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits
  • Spinning babies techniques
  • Postpartum plan
  • Birth
  • 1 postpartum visit

$1000

Smart” Doula includes:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits
  • Spinning babies techniques
  • Postpartum plan
  • Birth
  • 1 postpartum visit
  • Closing birth ceremony (15% discount)
    or 10 postpartum hours

$1500

Smart” Doula includes:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits
  • Spinning babies techniques
  • Postpartum plan
  • Birth
  • 1 postpartum visit
  • Closing birth ceremony (15% discount)
    or 10 postpartum hours

$1500

“Premium” Doula includes:

  • 1-2 prenatal visits
  • Spinning babies techniques
  • Postpartum plan
  • Birth
  • 1 postpartum visit
  • Closing birth ceremony (15% discount)
    or 10 postpartum hours
  • 15 postpartum hours (15% discount)

$1950

Frequently Asked Questions

A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
At Motheretreat, we offer both birth doula and postpartum doula services. Our birth doulas support you during labor and delivery, while our postpartum doulas assist you with the transition after birth, providing care for both mother and baby.
A doula provides emotional support, comfort measures, and evidence-based information during labor. This can include breathing techniques, pain relief strategies, and support for your partner. Our goal is to ensure you feel empowered and informed throughout the birthing process.
Research shows that having a doula can lead to shorter labors, reduced need for interventions such as cesareans or epidurals, and a more positive birth experience. Doulas also provide continuous support, which has been associated with improved outcomes for both mother and baby.
It’s best to hire a doula early in your pregnancy to ensure availability and to build a trusting relationship. However, we are happy to accommodate later bookings if our schedule allows.
We recommend scheduling a consultation to meet with our doulas. This allows you to discuss your needs, ask questions, and determine if you feel comfortable and supported by the doula.
A doula provides non-medical support and focuses on the emotional and physical well-being of the mother. A midwife is a medical professional who provides prenatal care, delivers babies, and offers postpartum care. Doulas and midwives often work together to provide comprehensive care.
Yes, all of our doulas are certified through recognized doula training organizations and have undergone extensive training to provide the best possible care.
Doulas support all types of birth plans, including scheduled cesareans and births where pain medication is used. Our role is to support your choices and provide information and comfort measures that align with your birth preferences.
A postpartum doula assists with newborn care, breastfeeding support, household tasks, and emotional support during the first weeks after birth. They help ease the transition into parenthood, allowing you to recover and bond with your baby.
To book a doula service, you can contact us through our website’s contact form, call us directly, or schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and match you with a doula who suits your preferences.
The cost of doula services varies based on the type and duration of support needed. Please contact us for detailed pricing information and to discuss payment plans or packages that work for you.
Yes, we offer virtual doula services for those who prefer remote support. This includes prenatal consultations, virtual labor support, and postpartum follow-ups via video calls.
Motheretreat provides doula services to families in Florida USA. Please contact us to confirm if we serve your location.
For more information, please visit our Contact Us, call us at +1 (310) 927 0806, or email us at motheretreat@gmail.com. We’re here to answer any questions you may have.
By addressing these common questions, we aim to help you feel more informed and comfortable with our doula services at Motheretreat. If you have any other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Emily is a mother of two and has lived on the Treasure Coast for over 17 years. She is certified as a Labor and Postpartum Doula through ProDoula. She has a passion for Doula work and the families she serves.

As your Doula, Emily will support you in your choices, along with providing knowledgeable advice, giving you peace of mind and comfort during your labor and postpartum care. Empowerment, love, care, connection, and understanding are the pillars that Emily stands on in her everyday life, bringing those same morals into the care she provides her clients.

Everyone deserves support, a good birth, and experience a happy and healthy transition during the postpartum period. Emily hopes to be that support system, offering clients a high level of care that is unique and special to them and their families

Emily

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Emily - Birth & Postpartum Doula