BIRTH Doula Services
Basic Doula Package:
*Continual support through text/email/phone from the time of hiring. This includes but is not limited to; emotional support, educational support, resources, evidence based information, resources in your area, etc.
*Prenatal meeting in your home prior to labor - we will discuss any questions or concerns you have had regarding anything and everything; pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum, etc. We will prepare for the birth environment; home, birth center, hospital. We will discuss and practice comfort techniques, and review basic childbirth education information.
*Continual physical, emotional and educational support throughout the entirety of labor. I work to ensure you and/or your partner are aware and involved in all decisions that affect you and/or your baby during your labor and birth.
*1-2 hours support post-birth to help with first latch and make sure you are comfortable and settled with your new family
*Postpartum visit within first 2 weeks, to discuss the birth and address any concerns or questions you may have at that time.
BIRTH TRAUMA SUPPORT
BECAUSE HEALING FROM YOUR BIRTH IS EASIER WITH SUPPORT
Healing Birth Circles are for mothers who experienced trauma during their birth. There are many different levels of birth trauma that can be experienced - each deserving the same acknowledgement, validation and healing. Please reach out for more information.
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about this birth trauma support group! After so many months of struggling with flashbacks from my birth experience and feeling misunderstood, isolated, depressed and anxious I finally found this group. Or I should say that the group found me. When Leigh reached out asking if I would be interested in joining, I immediately said yes. I didn't know what to expect but after our first session, I knew I made the right decision by attending and opening up about my experience. For the first time in over a year, I actually felt heard and understood! I was no longer alone. I have shared many tears with these women and allowed myself to be vulnerable which is not easy but such an important part of the healing process! Healing from birth trauma is not easy but this group gave me the tools to move forward in a positive way and it has truly been amazing. I leave each meeting with a happy heart and come out feeling a little lighter each and every time I get to connect with these ladies. I am so very thankful that I have had this opportunity to finally work on healing my birth story. I know my journey isn't over but this group has brought me so far and I look forward to continuing on the journey with the friends and support group I have established!"