Why do I need a Doula?
Pregnancy, birth and the months after are like no other human experience. With any life-changing event, the support and love from those around us can make all the difference. Evidence shows that having continuous support throughout your pregnancy journey can lead to an overall better outcome. Support for your mind, body and spirit are most important during this time of expansion and change.
Does a Doula replace nursing staff or my partner?
As your Doula, my goal is to work with you, your loved ones and any medical staff as part of a team. I am there to enhance your experience and support you in many non-medical capacities. The beauty of a birth companion is that they can focus 100% of their attention on you and your partner, without having to manage the clinical aspects of birth. During our prenatal time together, you get to communicate the best way for me to support you and your birth plan.
Do you offer postpartum support?
The postpartum period is often overlooked and extremely important for the well-being of mother, baby and family. Depending on the level of support your choose (see packages & pricing) I am available for short-term postpartum support. I will do my best to offer you many postpartum resources throughout our time together, including long-term postpartum Doula recommendations if interested.
Do you deliver babies?
A Doula is present to serve your emotional, physical and spiritual needs. As a Doula, I do not perform any clinical tasks (blood pressure, screenings, administering medications, etc.) As delivering the baby is a clinical task, I do not do that. I do not replace your healthcare team or provider, I work with them to ensure you birth as you wish.
Do you offer payment options?
Yes! Every expecting family should receive the most support possible throughout their birth journey. If you are limited by price, I am more than happy to work out options for you at our Meet & Greet. Please do not hesitate to ask about my Payment Flexibility Options (Including, but not limited to: payment plans, credit cards, bartering)
What areas do you serve?
I am located in Waukesha, WI. I gladly serve the Greater Milwaukee Area, including Lake Country. Travel Radius 35 miles.