Labor Doula Services

 

“Part of being a parent is discovering the STRENGTHS you never knew you had while dealing with fears you never knew you existed. At Brave Beautiful Beginnings, our clients do it with KNOWLEDGE and POWER” 

-Hannah Rojas

 

A doula’s responsibility is to provide a continuous source of comfort, encouragement and emotional & physical support during labor. The doula is there to serve as a soothing voice of experience, introduce relaxation techniques and breathing exercises, and offer advice for the most optimal labor positions during your birth. Your doula will be there to help you manage the pain, ease your stress, and comfort you throughout the entire birth process.           

 

Brave Beautiful Beginnings Doula Services Include the following:  

An Initial Consultation:

we'd love to meet you

We want you to have the opportunity to get to know us and decide if we are the right fit for you, but more importantly, we want to get to know you!

 

Because the doula/client relationship is a true partnership, this 1-hour long complimentary consultation will give all of us the opportunity to really talk about your birthing needs and expectations. The door will be wide open for exploration and all of your questions will be answered! After an hour of chatting, if you think we are a good fit then we can move forward and schedule your first prenatal visit. 

Your Doula Prenetal Visit:

let's make a plan

Hiring a doula is certainly a Brave Beautiful way to Begin your journey into parenthood. The prenatal visit is key to establishing a bond built on trust and confidence between you, your doula and your partner. During this exciting time together we’ll discover your plan which will be specific to your wants and desires. This informative meeting will leave both you and your partner more prepared and confident to begin the brave beautiful journey that lies ahead. 

24 Hour Support, 7 Days A Week:

here for you

Sometimes expectant parents feel a little overwhelmed and uncertain. Your doula is there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sometimes you need a little reassurance, sometimes you have a question, and sometimes you need to process new information out loud with someone who really gets it. Your emotional and physical wellbeing is our number 1 priority and we encourage you to reach out anytime. Remember the 3 Bs! Your doula will not let you forget them and will be there to remind & support you. 

Your Ongoing Education:

knowledge is power

Your Doula has a wealth of information to share with you! Keep in mind, with knowledge comes confidence! The more you and your partner know about the birth process, the more confidence you’ll have when that magical time comes. Your doula will give you the tools to make informed choices for you and your baby along the way. The scenarios that can arise during labor may be new to you, but your doula knows birth inside and out and you will certainly reap the benefits of that! Your doula will also empower your partner with knowledge of the essential support techniques that will enable them to offer you comfort as well! 

Your Labor and Birth Support:

on the day you've been waiting for!

Your Brave Beautiful Beginnings doula will be present every step of the way! From the onset of labor, you will immediately connect with your doula. 

Your doula will be with you easing any discomfort you may have during labor by providing:

  • Massage

  • Breathing techniques 

  • Relaxation methods 

  • Counter pressure

  • Positional changes

  • Affirmations

  • A shoulder to lean on

  • And a constant source of positive energy and belief

 

After your baby’s birth, your doula will stay with you for approximately one hour. She will offer some nourishment, help you get situated, and assist you with acclimating to your new role! She will help you refresh, regroup & renew! She will also be there to help when you begin to feed your baby. 

Your Postpartum Follow Up Visit

continued support

Our doula support doesn’t end after your precious new baby is born. Growing a young family isn’t easy and bringing a new baby home can be even harder! Your postpartum follow up visit will help relieve some of the stress and fatigue that comes with the first few days of new parenthood. During this visit, your doula will:

  • Answer questions regarding:

    • Your recovery

    • Your baby’s adjustment to life outside of your body

      • Feeding

      • Sleeping

      • Hygiene

      • Comfort and soothing

  • Offer strategies and systems based on your parenting philosophies

  • Encourage you to rest, recover and be gentle with yourself

  • Offer vetted resources should the need arise

Your Brave Beautiful Beginnings doula is your comforter, your supporter, your sounding board and your educator. Your doula will be there right by your side, with each and every step you and your partner take towards parenthood. She’ll help keep you focused and grounded, offering reassurance and guidance during this exciting and sometimes stressful time in your lives. 

 

Sounds amazing, right? It IS amazing, but those wonderful resources are only some of the benefits that come with having the presence of a doula during the birth process. 

 

Did you know that studies have shown that having a doula by your side can:

  • Decrease labor time

  • Lower the rate of cesarean section

  • Lessen the use of pain medications and epidurals

  • Lessen the use of forceps and vacuums

  • Increase positive feelings about childbirth for both you and your partner. 

 

Brave Beautiful Beginnings is an inclusive doula agency that supports and guides parents and their babies through this exciting new chapter of their lives. Our passion is in sharing our knowledge and experience with growing families so that they can have the brave, beautiful beginning they desire. 

 

Contact us today!

(832) 766-5740

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