What is a Doula?
Doula: Ancient Greek word for a woman who serves; Now used to specify a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and immediately after birth, and potentially during the postpartum period as she gets to know her newborn baby and learns about motherhood.
Doula Services – Personal Support With Concierge Care
We realize each woman has her own specific needs and requires different levels of support.
We have a wonderful group of Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas available to help meet your needs during this special time.
MY MODERN DOULA also offers care above and beyond
For more information, please contact us by phone or email, and we can answer any questions you may have, and help set up interviews so you can find the right match.
Plan Your Birth With Us!
Postpartum Doula Care
We offer Postpartum Doula care for mom and baby, while mom recovers and the family begins to bond.
Sometimes, mom needs a nap and someone to take care of the baby. Or simply an uninterrupted shower. Perhaps some light house cleaning and meal preparation. Or even one on one newborn skills coaching.
We can work with you to arrange a Concierge Care Plan to specifically meet your needs and the needs of your growing family.
BIG BROTHERS AND SISTERS NEED TO FEEL INCLUDED – WE WORK WITH THE FAMILY, TOO.
We have been down this road many times, but the little ones around the house are about to graduate to being big brothers and big sisters.
We have some tricks up our sleeves to help the whole family make the transition when the new baby arrives.
Birth Doula Services
- Birth Doulas assist women and couples during pregnancy and birth.
- Doulas are not meant to replace the spouse or birth partner, but rather compliment and work together to help meet the needs of the laboring woman. By working with a doula, partners experience much less “partner fatigue” and are much more available to support their partner in labor.
- Doulas are able to support partners to be at their best, by helping them know when and how to utilize techniques that they may have been shown in childbirth prep classes. There is a lot to timing, and unless they do it quite often and regularly, it is really unfair to expect a partner to remember all the moves!
- Two sets of hands are better than one! Doulas know the massage techniques that bring calmness and pain relief to a woman in labor, and while we never replace the partner, we work together to bring the relaxing art of massage right into her labor room.
- Doulas have the opportunity to support clients with Continuity of Care because unlike the nursing staff in a hospital, we don’t have “shifts.” We are there until you give birth, plus 1 to 2 hours postpartum. (Some work in teams, in case labor needs a 2nd fresh doula to be able to tend to a laboring woman’s needs.
“Falen was amazing! She knew how to keep me focused and encouraged throughout my unmedicated birth. She worked with my husband to support me, guiding him, so he could better support me. He wouldn’t have really known what to do to help me, but she helped him be my hero!”NK