Doula Services

A Doula recognizes that women have the power to birth and assists the mother in accessing her own “Mother Nature” throughout the childbearing year. A doula also provides:

  • Emotional support
  • Physical comfort measures
  • An objective viewpoint and assistance in getting the information a mother needs to make empowered decisions throughout her pregnancy, birth and postpartum

BIRTH SUPPORT

Our Birth Center is customized to the needs of the birthing mom and her support team. Emotional Support is often defined by helping create a birth plan that includes a woman’s unique communication style and gives her confidence in voicing her needs. Advocacy includes helping a woman to resource the community of birth services and facilitating her birth plan into action.

Physical comfort measures can include:

  • Massage
  • Labor positions
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Optimal fetal positioning
  • Aromatherapy
  • Acupressure
  • deep relaxation
  • Visualization techniques

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

When a child is born, a family is born. The doula’s role is to help the family to find a harmonious new sense of normal with baby. Nurturing mama with physical and emotional comfort measures, while assisting her with discovering her baby’s cues, breastfeeding, light house-keeping and help around the house.

Overnight support, support of families with multiples, and sibling care are also available. Please read more about our postpartum doula packages.

Schedule a tour at Sierra Vista’s Birth Center.