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Birth Support Services

As Independant Birth Doulas, our services include pre-birth visits and complete birth support. Our visits are tailored to meet your needs and may include discussion on topics such as breathing techniques, well-pregnancy, birthing wishes, the role of your support persons, breastfeeding, your hopes and fears about birth, and the changes that this new baby will bring to your lives. We are there not only to support the mother and her desires, but also to enhance the relationship that the birthing mother has with her partner and to educate partners on ways to assist Mom. Regardless of how your birth unfolds, what is important is that the Mother feel supported, nurtured, and lovingly cared for. Below is a list of basic services provided in a standard agreement:*

  • Initial phone interview with Mom and Partner to ask questions and determine if you feel that we comfortably fit with your family
  • Prenatal visits prior to birth, depending on the doula package you select (ask about childbirth classes and bellycasting)
  • Assistance in drafting your "Birth Wishes" and preparing for a gentle birth
  • Available for phone support and consultation, including post-birth
  • On call for your birth from your 36th week, joining you at home during labor
  • Continuous personal support during birthing and until 1-3 hours following birth
  • Birth and nutritional counseling, to enhance your birthing preparations
  • Access to numerous birth support props and techniques
  • Maintain a calm, peaceful and supportive birthing environment
  • Encourage creative involvement and intimacy between parents
  • At least 1 postpartum visit to reflect on the birth and discuss your questions
  • Follow-up by phone or e-mail over the first 3-6 months
  • Assist in creating a special and private space for Parents and Baby to bond
  • Photography during pregnancy, labor, and birth, as desired
  • Help keep parents informed and educated of your choices at all times
  • Breastfeeding education and allowing Baby to find her own way to the breast
  • Provide important resources for related professional support
  • *Please note that some of our services are beyond the DONA birth doula scope of practice, therefore if you wish for us to also use a rebozo or hypnosis to help you turn a breech baby, or if you wish for us to perform more clinical care including vaginal exams (which are best kept to a minimum), you must hire us as a Monitrice.
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    We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful... it's that women are strong.
    - Laura Stavoe Harm

    Contact Us at:

    info@birthingforlife.com
    or 508-316-1744
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