What is a doula?
A doula is trained and experienced to provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support before, during and just after birth.
BENEFITS OF A DOULA
- Labors are 25% more shorter
- Fewer complications
- C-section rates are reduced by 50%
- There is 40% less need for oxytocin
- Use of forceps is reduced by 40%
- Request 30% less pain medication
- Epidurals are reduced by 60%
- Greater satisfaction with their birth
- Cost of obstetrical care is reduced
Our doula services include:
•Will assist in developing birth philosophy, written birth plan and newborn care plan
•Two visits to include relaxation & breathing techniques as well as yoga poses.
•Unlimited phone and text support
•Continuous support upon arrival at your home during active labor
•Emotional, physical, and informational support during labor
•Initial breastfeeding support
•One postpartum visit in your home within 1 to 3 weeks following the birth
BENEFITS OF PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
The placenta contains your own natural hormones and is perfectly made for you, by you!
Ingesting placenta is beneficial because it:
* balances your system * replenishes depleted iron
give your more energy * lessens bleeding postpartum
is shown to increase milk production * gives you a happy postpartum period
shrinks uterus to pre-pregnancy state * helpful during menopause
Placenta Encapsulation Services
$500 or included in doula services
Studies show that a sudden drop in hormones after birth happens within the first few days. By taking the placenta pills, women may be able to stave off this drop by putting them back into their system before this happens, creating a buffer against the crash, and decreasing their chance of getting the baby blues. Our Placenta Encapsulation Specialist is SERV SAFE certified and will deliver to you a finished product of pills within 72 hours to your home with a written copy as to the recommendations on taking them. Arrangements will be made in advance for the pick up of placenta and you must provide a cooler or container with ice for transportation.