Women who are attended by a doula are less likely to require medical interventions and are more likely to report their birth as a positive experience. A doula is a trained labor companion who provides continuous, non-medical support to the laboring woman and partner throughout their birth. She helps them achieve a satisfying birth experience with emotional, physical, and informational support.
Vanessa Wingerath is a certified birth doula who can offer you a variety of environmental enhancements (dim lights, music, scented towels etc.), non-medical rituals (deep breathing, visualizations etc.) and comfort measures (birth ball, heat pack, massage etc.) that will make it possible for you to stay connected to your labor and cope with each contraction. Vanessa will also work with your partner to make sure they feel confident enough to be your primary support person.
Vanessa's doula package includes:
One or two prenatal home visits to discuss birthing preferences and tools to cope during early labor
Phone, email, and text support throughout pregnancy
Reiki for the whole birth team- a gentle touch therapy that many find is helpful for decreasing stress
Use of various props (birth ball, handheld massage device, scented oils and more)
Photography of the labor, delivery, and first moments with your baby
Phone, text, and email support during the postpartum period
One postpartum home visit to discuss transition to life with baby and process the birth
Vanessa offers free, no-obligation interviews if you would like to meet and see if we are a good fit.
Call anytime 347.461.4459
Birth Doula Services for Low-Income Families
I believe that everyone deserves the loving and expert support of a doula at their birth. If you are interested in hiring a birth doula, but are worried about cost, please contact me (using the form to the right) and I may be able to offer you a reduced rate on my birth doula package.
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