Personalized Pregnancy & Labor Support

What You Can Expect From ME As Your DOULA!

 

As your doula I will provide you with:

  • 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.
  • Suggestions for comfort measures for pregnancy.
  • Recommendations for childbirth education.
  • Recommendations for books related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Also, I have several books you are welcome to borrow as well.
  • Breastfeeding support immediately after delivery and during postpartum period. Also recommendations for an IBCLC if you need that as well.
  • Relaxation techniques during pregnancy as well as labor.
  • Visualization techniques and other coping techniques during your labor.
  • Massages and other comfort measures such as counter pressure, rebozo and suggestions of positions during labor to ease pain.
  • Support and encouragement during difficult labors. You CAN do this and I will remind you of that!
  • 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.
  • One  or Two (2 hr) prenatal meeting to discuss your birth plan talk about your fears, concerns or anything you want!
  • 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!
  • Continuous labor support at the hospital, during labor & delivery and immediately after birth.
  • Words of encouragement when you feel down- and we all get like that!
  • One or 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 during these visits.
  • 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.
  • Weekly phone calls, texts or emails- or more if desired- You let me know what your needs are!
  • Lots of genuine concern for your well-being during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
  • Non-judgmental support in every decision YOU make in YOUR pregnancy, labor and delivery.
  • 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.
  • pembroke pines doula clientThis blog written by Lisa Raynor, a childbirth and postpartum doula in Coral Springs, FL.  She is also a mom of three boys, a wife, and loves to blog about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care and breastfeeding.

Lisa Raynor

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