Personalized Pregnancy & Labor Support

20 things you can expect from ME (Lisa Raynor) as your childbirth and postpartum doula!

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  1. Emotional support during pregnancy! I will be there to answering non-medical questions . If I don’t know something I will try my hardest to find it out and let YOU know.
  2. Suggestions for comfort measures during pregnancy.
  3. Recommendations for childbirth education in your area.
  4. Recommendations for books related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Also, I have several books you are welcome to borrow as well.
  5. Breastfeeding support immediately after delivery and during postpartum period. Also recommendations for an IBCLC if you need that as well.
  6. Relaxation techniques during pregnancy as well as labor.
  7. Visualization techniques and other coping techniques during your labor.
  8. Massages and other comfort measures such as positions during labor.
  9. Support and encouragement during difficult labors. You CAN do this and I will remind you of that!
  10. Explanation of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding terminology. If I don’t know something I will try my hardest to find it out and let YOU know.
  11. Two (1-2 hr)prenatal meeting to discuss your birth plan, talk about your fears, concerns or anything you want!
  12. Being on call 24/7 until your labor begins from 38-42 weeks. You will have my cell number, home number and at least 2 additional numbers to reach me!
  13. Continuous labor support at the hospital, during labor & delivery and immediately after birth.
  14. Words of encouragement when you feel down- and we all get like that!
  15. Two (1-2hr) postpartum meetings to talk about the birth, help with baby care and breastfeeding. I don’t mind light housekeeping, running local errands or light cooking for my clients.
  16. Phone support and text support during pregnancy and during postpartum period . Late night and weekends are ok too! I will always either answer or call back.
  17. Weekly phone calls, texts or emails- or more if desired- You let me know what your needs are!
  18. Lots of genuine concern for your well being during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
  19. Non-judgmental support in every decision YOU make in YOUR pregnancy, labor and delivery.
  20. A payment plan that fits your budget. I believe every woman deserves a childbirth and postpartum doula, so if you are not able to afford my fee I am open to discuss special arrangements.

Lisa Raynor

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