Doula services in asheville

Labor doula

Birth doula in asheville

Placenta encapsulation

What Is a Doula?

A Birth Doula provides physical and emotional support to a woman and her partner during pregnancy, labor and childbirth.

A Doula completes the birth team. Unlike a doctor, midwife, or nurse, a doula performs no medical tasks. This allows her to focus her attention solely on the birthing woman's needs to support her birthing choices.
The Doula works with the birth partner to comfort the mother during her labor.  It is the Doula's job to remain calm and objective and to help assuage any fears that may arise for the birthing couple.

As your Birth Doula, my goal is to help you have the best birth experience possible by supporting your choices for how you want to bring your baby into the world. Whether you desire a non-medicated birth or plan on receiving an epidural or other medication for pain relief, I advocate for you and assure that your choices are carried out.

 VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

Pregnant women desiring a VBAC can especially benefit from doula support. As a doula, I help birthing couples overcome fears and beliefs about the possibility of vaginal birth after a cesarean; and help the mother's  body through the process naturally.

Cesarean Doula Services
I also provide cesarean birth doula services for women who wish to make their cesarean delivery the best possible birth experience for themselves and their baby. As a doula I provide the mother with a calm and comforting presence, keep her informed about her baby and help with breastfeeding.

Antepartum Doula 
‚ÄčI provide prenatal and birthing care for women experiencing at-risk or difficult pregnancies.  My support includes counseling and reassurance, getting the home ready for the new baby, light housekeeping, and food prep. At the time of birth, I am there to help the birthing couple, advocating for them and supporting the process with calm and gentle compassion.

My goal

As your Birth Doula, is to guide and support  you and your partner to the best birth experience possible.

"Mothers who had doulas present for their labor reported their
birth experience as more positive and they felt that their
relationship with their husband was improved."
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A Doula performs no medical tasks. I am not trained to make medical decisions. 
My training does include knowledge of obstetrical procedures and interventions so that I may assist mothers in making informed choices about their care. 
Risks, benefits, and possible alternatives for tests and procedures should be discussed with your healthcare provider during prenatal appointments.