I am your Doula, your Advocate

What does a Doula do?

A birth doula provides emotional and physical support for the birthing person and their partner. Through prenatal appointments, the doula offers resources throughout pregnancy and helps you prepare for your upcoming birth. During your labor and delivery, your doula will be an essential member of your support team.

 

Birth Consultations

Living in Houston, I know there are tons of options for just about everything. And this can get overwhelming.  I'll help you sort it all out during our birth consultations! 

These are tailored to your needs and are ideal for anyone from early pregnancy through 34 weeks!

Some topics we cover:
  • Choosing a care provider

  • Choosing a birthing place

  • How to use your insurance to your advantage

  • Finding classes that best suit you

  • Finding practitioners, we think you'll click with

  • What you can start doing now to prepare for a birth

  • How to naturally ease pregnancy discomforts 

  • Prenatal nutrition 

  • Importance of Prenatal Massage and Care​​

​​Services

“I can be as invisible or visible as you want me.” –  “If a Doula were a drug, it would be malpractice not to use it.!” Dr. John Kennell – Studied impact Doulas have at Childbirth

 

The doula serves the client and their partner in the following ways:

  • Emotional, physical and educational support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum

  • Rely on Techniques such as:

    • Massage de Grossesse (Pregnancy Massage, Thalia is as well a licensed massage therapist)

    • Consulting Hypnosis

    • Aromatherapy

    • Visualization

    • Positive Positioning

    • Emotional Support

    • Encouraging & Nurturing

  • Upon contract signing, email/text/phone support during business hours (or after hours in unusual circumstances)

  • A prenatal visit or two (approximately 1.5 hrs. each) to get to know your unique preferences for this labor and postpartum period

  • Support Encourage & Educate the father & mother – meet with partners

  • Herbal wisdom

  • Divine Interventions

  • I will be reachable 24/7 beginning two weeks before your estimated due date.

  • During your active birthing phase (please see When to Call), I provide continuous support as defined as:

    • Facilitation of your birth vision, including but not limited to comfort measures, movement, positioning, comfort measures, aromatherapy, additional music and/or special prayers and scripture, or anything else that feels supportive to you, either as included on your intake form, or as requested in your birthing room

    • Working with your partner (if applicable) to establish and maintain a peaceful and positive environment

    • Working with the staff and providers to develop rapport and to ensure that you have enough information to make informed decisions about your care

  • Supporting you is my top priority, but unless you request otherwise, I will also take pictures and record data for your birth story if possible (captured only as a keepsake for you)

  • Set up sacred space

  • Mantra – Prayer

  • Bridge the gap between doctor and dad

  • Coach dad