Doula Services | Atlanta Birth Photographer

A doula is woman trained to offer support to a laboring mother.  As a doula I meet with clients prior to birth and become familiar with their goals and plans.  Once in labor I offer support through various techniques like counter pressure, massage and various labor position suggestions.

 

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Why hire a doula?

  • 50% reduction in Cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labors
  • 60% reduction in epidural request
  • 40% less Pitocin use
  • 30% less analgesia use
  • 40% less forceps use

And women with doulas have expressed more positive feelings about their birth experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is included in your fee?

  • Initial consult (free of charge)
  • 1 or 2 prenatal visits
  • On call support from 37 weeks on
  • Phone support
  • Labor support while in active labor and post partum 1-2 hours
  • Follow up visit to go over your birth where I will present you with a timeline of your labor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At your prenatal visits we will discuss your birth plan and how you feel I could best support you both.  This time helps me get an idea of ways you like to relax and gives me an opportunity to go over how I can help you have an empowering birth experience. During this time I can demonstrate some techniques for your partner to use at home while in early labor to help you manage your contractions.

I am not there to replace dad, as many sometimes worry.  I am there to support you both as a unit.  I encourage dads to massage and apply counter pressure and facilitate their involvement.  I can be as hands on or hands off as you need, which we will also discuss prior to your birth.