Do you only support non-medicated births?
Nope! I support births of all kinds; hospital, home, birth center, medicated, non-medicated, cesarean sections. I support YOU in whatever way you choose to bring your baby into the world.
As a Doula, do you replace my partner?
Not at all! Your partner is your number one supporter. I love working with partners to get them involved- helping them know what to do, keeping them engaged and informed about the process. Your partner and I work as a team to support you and keep you feeling comfortable and safe.
In what cases would you not be able to attend my birth?
I would not be able to attend your birth only for a couple rare situations. If I am ill, if there is a death or family emergency, because of horrible weather, or if I am attending another birth. That being said, I have an amazing team of back up doulas that I work with, so you will always be supported!
Is a doula the same thing as a midwife?
Nope, although we have similar philosophies and views about the human body and the birth process, we have different roles. A midwife has a medical degree and keeps mom and baby safe. A doula is a non-medical professional who focuses on physical and emotional support.