~Birth Doula Services~
"If a doula could be put in an IV drip, everyone would get it." - Valerie King, Family Practice Doctor
I am a professionally trained, experienced, and certified non-medical labor support person. I understand the importance of birth and how it affects the mother-baby relationship. I'll work with a pregnant mom to help her prepare for labor and birth to ensure it is a more positive experience. In the prenatal period, I will provide informational and emotional support. This creates a unique relationship that becomes important as the birth is approaching. I will also listen to a mom and her partner's wishes for the birth and do my best to help make those wishes a reality for the family. During labor I provide reassurance and encouragement, give the mom time and space, help her to utilize various positional changes, suggest physical comfort measures, know how to help a mom during a longer labor, and can even help prevent them so that labor progresses more smoothly and is more manageable. I also communicate with the birth partner and give him or her suggestions on how to support during the labor process. After the birth, I will stay with a mom for a short period while she begins to bond with her baby, initiates breastfeeding, and starts mentally processing her overall birth experience. Birth is not just a physical event. It is an emotional one. All women (and partners) deserve to have a doula by their side who is caring, sensitive, and understanding of the labor and birth process and works for YOU.
MY BIRTH DOULA SERVICE PACKAGE:
*1-2 personalized prenatal visits in your home
* Birth plan assistance
* 24/7 on call availability from week 38-42 of your pregnancy
* Unlimited email and phone availability throughout pregnancy
* Access to my lending library of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting books and dvd's
* Continuous labor support
* 1 postpartum visit, usually within a week or two of your birth
* Initial breastfeeding support immediately following birth and in the following weeks via phone/email
~ If you'd like to hear more about "What's in a Fee?", please read a post from another doula. ~
*I am beginning to mentor some really awesome new doulas who are super excited to meet with couples looking for their doula match! The benefits of hiring a mentee doula is not only do they have lower fees while they gain experience, but they are going to receive my personal mentorship along the way and you'll get my experience through them! Please contact me if you're interested in in learning more about hiring a mentee doula - their bios and photos are up here!
Lori Daley, LCCE, BAI CD, CLC
Delco Doula Birth Services