Doula Services – Birth and Postpartum
What is a Doula?
The word Doula is an ancient Greek word for Woman-Servant. In our modern birthing culture it refers to a professionally trained woman who provides support to the laboring family. This support is often described as unconditional, emotional, physical, and informational support.
Why Hire a Doula?
The process of labor and birthing creates a vulnerable time in a couple’s relationship and the growth of the family. The support of a Doula can ease the transition with both emotional and physical comfort measures. The pressure is taken off the couple to remember everything and they can focus on each other and the task at hand. The Doula is there to answer questions, act as your advocate and create confidence. All members of the family are served by the Doula.
Birth is a transitional experience encompassing mind, body, and spirit. Calm assurance from a Doula allows a woman to build confidence in her body’s abilities. During pregnancy we are available to our clients to answer questions and discuss concerns. We can provide nurturing and practical information and help you clarify your desires about birth and newborn care. We will help you prepare by teaching you how to communicate your desires with your care providers. During labor and birth we will suggest and implement practical ways to cope with the challenges of labor and birth so the mother and family will feel more relaxed and in control. After labor and birth we are available to provide the continued emotional and informational support that can make the difference in your baby’s first weeks of life.
- Studies show that women who are accompanied by a Doula in childbirth
- Have lower rates of Caesarean
- Are often more satisfied with their birth experiences
- Feel more confident
- Are more likely to interact closely with their infants
- Less likely to have postpartum depression
- Mothers who are cared for by Doulas are much more likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, and have fewer newborns with complications
Meet the Doulas – Come join us the 2nd Saturday of every month to find out more about doulas, ask any and all of your questions about doulas and maybe even find the perfect doula for you!
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
RSVP – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pregnancy Wellness Center of Parker has created a referral list of Birth and Postpartum Doulas. The Doulas listed here must meet the following criteria:
- Must be currently certified (unless noted that they are working towards certification)
- Must work within the doula scope of practice and never outside of it
- Must pass a background check
Nancy Hampton ~ Owner/Certified Birth Doula
Nancy is a certified Birth Doula through DONA International.
Nancy has the background and experience to address your concerns fully about the transitions your family will face as you prepare for birth. She offers gentle, loving support to families who are striving for a smooth and peaceful childbirth experience, regardless of the setting you choose: Hospital, Birth Center, or Home.
Nancy is passionate about helping couples understand all of their choices in birth. She is also qualified in supporting moms and dads who have prepared for their births through classes in HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method, and mothers who want the benefits of a HypnoBirthing® trained Doula.
To read more about Nancy and what her services include, please click here.
Megan Reynolds ~ Certifying Birth Doula
Megan is a certifying Birth Doula through DONA International. She is a fourth generation native of Colorado. Megan has been in the medical field for 15 years. She has the knowledge and compassion for you and your family during your birth and delivery process. She works with women and families from all walks of life, anywhere from the ideal pregnancy and delivery to women/families expecting babies with special needs and all the emotions you may face along your journey. Megan also has a special interest in helping moms through labor that are placing their baby up for adoption.
If you would like to set up an interview with Megan, please contact her at 303-949-2802 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Carolyn Butler ~ Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
Carolyn Butler, Certified (DONA) Doula
As a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, I serve families during the critical times before, during and after the birth of a new family member. I have always been passionate about women taking an active role in their healthcare and find that this is even more important during pregnancy, through the birth process and the postpartum period. I provide the much needed emotional, educational and physical support to ensure that this time is the best it can be. During the prenatal period, I provide the parents all the information they need to make informed choices about their upcoming birth as well as training in comfort techniques and coping measures to use during labor. I am present for all the labor and delivery and at least one hour postpartum to assist with bonding and breastfeeding.
To read more about Carolyn and her services, please click here.
Erika Jones ~ Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE.
What do you want your birth to look like? Whatever you choose, it is possible. Whether you would like to birth at home, at a birth center, in a hospital, medicated, or un-medicated, I can help you cultivate the intimate experience you desire.
YOU ARE STRONG. YOU ARE CAPABLE. Birth is about more than just the outcome. Your experience will shape the woman you are and the mother you will become. Yes, a doula will look out for your interests and help you achieve your goals using the power you’ve been given. For an interview, call me. 720-937-2001