As a doula, I am there to provide you with loving, supportive energy, helping you manage the intensity of the birthing process, in whatever kind of birth you wish to have. I am also there to provide assistance to your partner, making sure that they are as much a part of the process as they’d like to be. I offer touch, words of encouragement, birthing position suggestions, help with breathing, visualization techniques, and pain management through massage and the use of a rebozo (a type of shawl that comes from the indigenous women of central and South America). I am there to help you self-advocate, encourage you to stick to your birth plan, remind you of all that is important to you, and be there for any other tasks that fall within my jurisdiction.
As a doula I do not: advocate for you, perform any medical or clinical tasks, make decisions for you, or judge you in regard to your birth plan.
This includes a couple of prenatal visits, doula service during labor, birth, and immediate postpartum, and at least one follow-up visit once baby is born.
Acupressure massage used on different areas of the feet, legs and hands to help stimulate labor
Out of my area or in need of some last-minute support? I can provide remote doula care via Zoom, Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp. Contact me via text, phone call or email for more information.
Accompaniment to your abortion appointment. I provide emotional support, comfort and a safe environment.
I am always happy to take photographs during labor and birth, as long as it does not take away from the care I am providing.
Have questions that are outside the scope of my practice? I am happy to do research with you and for you, and refer you to those who can care for you in the ways you need.
Ina May, Spiritual Midwifery
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