Preparing healthful meals for the pregnant Woman and her Family. Encouraging rest and appropriate exercise. Answering questions and addressing concerns. Helpful suggestions and organizing necessary basics for Mother and Baby. In the event that household tasks are medically contraindicated, the Doula can be on hand to step in to do what needs to be done.
Our Doulas can be called upon to provide helpful suggestions on what's really necessary for the newborn. We are also well versed in what works best. We are advocates of "Less is Better" and know how to procure items inexpensively.
If your household includes older Children, our Doulas tend to household tasks such as laundry, shopping and errands, so Mom is free to focus on older Children. Alternately, the Doula can spend time with Siblings while Mom gets a break. We can pick up and/or drop off of Children at activities outside the home.
Counseling, Discussion and education in regard to - but not limited to - Childbirth, Caregivers e.g. Midwives, Doctors, Alternative Care providers, Lactation, Parenting Philosophies e.g. Diaper free, The Family bed, Circumcision, Vaccinations, Info concerning the Placenta, etc.
Are you Vegetarian, Vegan, Macrobiotic. Kosher, Gluten Free or dealing with allergies? Our Doulas are well versed in and are experienced in preparing meals according to a wide range of nutritional philosophies. The Doula can prepare and store meals ready to utilize when the new baby arrives.
Discovering what works for your individual style and needs.
Prepping for hospital, birthing center or Homebirth: Discussion and counseling on what to expect in regard to the protocols of Birth in each setting. What to take to the hospital or birthing center. Practical advice in regard to preparing your home for a Homebirth.