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What is a doula?

A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

-DONA International

 

What kind of services do we offer?

Emotional support

Continuous emotional support has been linked to better outcomes in all birthing experiences. Whether the birth occurs in a  home or birth center with a midwife, or in a hospital setting with doctors and nurses, the ongoing presence of a Doula as a member of your birth team can be a great comfort and blessing. Not all care providers can provide intensive uninterrupted attention.  One of our amazing Doulas will be there with you from the early signs of labor all the way through to recovery. They will be by your side as long as you need and will provide a constant presence to help you through your labor.

Physical support

Throughout all history, women have supported other woman as they brought new lives into the world. This support was often literal as backs and legs have been supported, hands were held, and brows were wiped. Effective comfort techniques have been passed down through generations, as well as new methods have been discovered. All of our Doulas are trained in physical support measures such as

 

  • Massage
  • Counter pressure
  • Aroma and sound therapy  
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rebozo  
  • Hot and cold comfort measures

 

Partner support

Your significant other is a very important part of your birthing experience. We take the time to make sure that your birth partner has the education and support they need to be confident and helpful partners. As we build your birth plan we make sure that we include the role of your partner. To ensure they are participating as much or a little as mom would like.

 

Childbirth education

 

We can provide basic information about the process of childbirth and what to expect from the process. We only accept clients who have completed an approved childbirth class. One of your awesome Doulas offers a Hypnobabies childbirth education course. For more information about Hypnobabies click HERE.  Click HERE for find a list of childbirth education classes available in Salt Lake and Utah County.

 

Postpartum support

 

Bringing home a new baby can be overwhelming. Family and friends can be a major blessing but sometimes you need more help than they can provide, or you just need someone you can count on to be there when you need them. We can offer postpartum support including

 

  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Older child care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Newborn care