Birth Doula Services
Birth Doula Care
You may want to hire a birth doula for many different reasons. Most commonly, we are hired to ease anxiety, advocate for your personal birth plans, and provide comfort and support during your labor. We also provide lactation consultations, newborn aftercare and postpartum visits. North Shore Doula Care will provide you with three prenatal visits, attend your birth and follow up with an additional three postpartum visits. A typical experience will look like this:
- 1st prenatal: Introduction to doula care, nutrition and birth plan discussion
- 2nd prenatal: Labor positions and birth bag contents
- 3rd prenatal: Baby essentials and newborn care, finalized birth plan
Your doula will come to your home or meet you at the hospital when you are ready. During the birth, your doula will advocate for your birth plans to the best of their ability, provide continuous support, photograph the birth if you wish and stay with you for up to two hours after delivery to help with breastfeeding.
Your doula will make a home visit when you are ready. This usually is the day after you are home from the hospital or homebirth. We will provide breastfeeding support, discuss your labor and delivery, help with newborn care and answer questions if you have them (new parents always do!) Additionally, we will continue to make sure you are doing well at subsequent visits and provide you with a photo book and birth story of your labor and delivery. We are on call 24/7 to answer any questions, big or small, while you are being cared for.