Our doulas will support you in making the right choices for your family. We will support your birth, whether it is medicated or unmedicated, vaginal or cesarean.
We're here for you - physically and emotionally, with knowledge and experience - to support you throughout this transformative period. We are a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, or an extra set of hands.
BMD is committed to honoring and supporting you in your birth and parenting choices.
Included in every birth support package:
From the time you sign your contract, until your final postpartum visit, your doula will be available for phone, text, and email support.
Your doula will meet with you prenatally to discuss your vision for birth, examine your options, and create a customized list of preferences for your family. Your doula will also explore various comfort measures with you and your support person, and address any questions or concerns you may have. These meetings take place in your home, or in our private office.
All birth clients receive a copy of the Preparing for Birth workbook, and access to a private Facebook group which contains an abundance of information and live videos with BMD Doulas and Childbirth Educators. As a birth client, you will also have access to our large lending library of books; topics include pregnancy, birth, baby care, breastfeeding, and more.
Support at Birth/Labor
Your doula will meet you during your labor. She will utilize physical comfort measures, provide emotional support, give you encouragement, reassurance, and information whenever you need it. Your doula will stay for up to two hours after the birth, and if desired, will provide basic lactation support during that time.
This visit will cater to your needs, whether that be emotional support, discussing postpartum comfort measures, answering breastfeeding questions, or all of this, and more. And this is all done in the comfort of your home. If you require assistance beyond our capabilities and knowledge, we will direct you to the appropriate local resources. Additional postpartum support is available and we can customize a package that suits your needs.
Your doula will be available to answer breastfeeding-related questions leading up to the birth. Following the birth, she can help you establish breastfeeding during those crucial first hours, and lactation support can also be provided at your postpartum visits. Additional lactation support is available, if needed.