Please see my COVID-19 Response in Services
"... a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible."
Evidence-based research shows that patients who use birth doulas are:
There is nothing I enjoy more than physically being with the families I am providing services for. Unfortunately, we are living in different times where that type of support may not be possible. Virtual doula services have been developed to provide guidance and support without jeopardizing COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Families still need support and access to evidence-based information and techniques that can lead to a healthy birth and favorable postpartum outcomes.
"A global pandemic adds several more layers of logistical and emotional overwhelm to the already overwhelming time of new parenthood."
Providing in-home and group sessions.
Sessions will resume once clear COVID-19 guidelines are in place. Virtual classes are in development.
Breastfeeding comes naturally to some, but not so easily to others. I offer one-on-one informational, positional, and emotional support to those who are struggling to achieve their breastfeeding goals.
The racial disparities that exist in pregnancy and childbirth among black women in this country are undeniable. I am currently attending trainings and webinars to become more familiar with the statistics and plight of families dealing with these challenges. I am also personally invested as a survivor of postpartum cardiomyopathy. I want to help you gain comfort in trusting your instincts and being able to advocate for yourself.
"Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies- and new mothers- truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior."
The Postpartum Doula’s Role In Maternity Care:
The statistics of maternal mortality among black and brown women are staggering. Unfortunately, I fear these statistics will only worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a seasoned birth doula, would like to offer free services to laboring women who are unable to have their labor support people present due to COVID-19. PLEASE contact me if you find yourself in this situation. I will do my best to help!