What is a Doula?
The word "Doula" is Greek in origin, meaning woman who serves. A doula is a paraprofessional who provides childbirth education, evidence based information regarding best practices in maternal health, comfort techniques, breastfeeding and labor support as well as postpartum care.
Birth doula services can begin as soon as pregnancy is established. Moms are encouraged to begin prenatal care and doctor's visit accompaniment is available. Families are supported according to their own preferences and needs. Continuous labor support has been proven to reduce stress, risks and duration of labor. I work with the health care team to assist you with your best possible birth.
As a vital part of childbearing and infant care, breastfeeding and lactation support are included in both birth and postpartum doula services. Families will be supported with the most current evidence based information on breastfeeding, the laws surrounding breastfeeding and the workplace/public, as well as pumping and milk storage. Assistance in obtaining hospital grade pumps is available.
Postpartum doula services include practical support for mother and baby, to acclimate the family to their new structure. Support for infant care, as well as instruction for self care for mother are vital to the overall health of the family to reduce postpartum stressors. Referrals to community resources and support organizations are available.
Mahogany Maternity is focused on the best possible physiological birth experience for every family! I'm dedicated to reminding moms that they're empowered to usher their babies from eternity to time. We're made for this! We'll work together as a team with your provider to ensure that your birth is the very best birth possible. We'll learn together and work to meet your specific needs! Know that Mahogany Maternity is committed to staying up to date with the most recent evidence based information to provide excellent care and resources for your growing family. Let's DOULA THIS!
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