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Birth Doula Services

Free Consultation

I will meet you in your home or a local coffee shop nearby; whatever is most comfortable or convenient for you. This is usually an hour long getting to know each other session to see if I am a good match for you as your support person.  Feel free to also ask any questions you have about doulas and what I can/will do specifically for you.

As your Doula, I will:  

  • Provide personal, attentive care and up to date information during your prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods
  • Provide emotional support, reassurance and perspective to you and your partner
  • Make suggestions for labor progress, help with relaxation, massage, positioning, visualization, and pain-coping techniques for comfort 

Doula Package Includes:

  • One free, no obligation 1 hour consultation
  • At least two 1-2 hour prenatal visits so we can get to know each other so I fully understand your wants and needs for your desired birth experience
  • Formally on call 24 hours a day 2 weeks prior to & after your estimated due date
  • Continuous labor support at your home and/or at the hospital until 1-2 hours after delivery
  • Photography upon request
  • One 1-2 hour post-partum visit to provide lactation assistance and answer any new Mommy or baby questions 

Doula Philosophy

I support women and their families in the choices they make, while providing informational support, and working to maintain the sanctity of the birth space as originally intended. As your Doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital. I am independent and self-employed. I do not have a preconceived idea of how we think your birth should be - my role and goal is to support you in achieving the birth experience YOU desire.

The Benefits of Having a Doula

More and more pregnant women today are turning to Doulas to aide them in preparing for the birth of their baby, assist them during labor and delivery and also help them during the postpartum period. Here is why this trend is growing...

  • 50% reduction in cesarean rate
  • 25% shorter labor
  • 60% reduction in epidural requests
  • 40% reduction in artificial oxytocin use
  • 30% reduction in analgesia use
  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery 

“Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth”, Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993).

More important than the above statistics, women that seek the assistance of a Doula feel better about themselves and their birth experience regardless of the actual outcome. Having the support of a Doula can be extremely valuable and rewarding. You will remember this day for the rest of your life. I help to ensure this will be a positive memory for you and your family.

Service Area

Since I’m based in Atascadero, in San Luis Obispo County. My services will extend between Paso Robles and Santa Maria. I will attend home births or birth center births with a certified Midwife as well as hospital births. The hospitals I will attend with you:

  • French Hospital Medical Center, San Luis Obispo
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo
  • Twin Cities Community Hopital, Templeton
  • Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria

The birth center I will attend with you:

  • Santa Lucia Birth Center, San Luis Obispo