Birth Doula

Services include 2-3 prenatal visits, email and phone support throughout pregnancy and a postpartum visit.

Nola Nesting doulas provide continuous support during your labor and birth that may include massage, acupressure, relaxation techniques, emotional support and encouragement, explanations, positioning suggestions, partner support and help with breastfeeding establishment.

During your postpartum visit your doula will listen to your birth story, review your birth, help with breastfeeding, suggest referrals as necessary and answer any questions you may have.  We like to check in on you and make sure everything's okay.  

What is a Birth Doula?

A Birth Doula offers you support during your pregnancy and throughout your labor and birth experience.  Your healthcare provider, your family, they are all there to care for you in their own capacity, but may not be continuously available and have other roles to fill.  A Doula’s focus is on continuous support throughout labor.  Doulas work closely with partners to give mom the optimal support team she deserves. A Doula is there for you, with you on this journey to motherhood by offering you emotional and physical support. Doula’s do not offer medical care or make medical decisions.    It is our job to support you as you welcome your newest family member.  We are there to help you have the loving, gentle birth experience you deserve.

Every family benefits from a Doula, whatever type of birth you are planning.  Doula attended births have shorter labors with fewer complications, healthier babies who breastfeed more easily.  However and wherever you plan to birth your baby you deserve support and love, you deserve a peaceful birth.  


Sibling Doula

Sibling Doulas spend time getting to know the children of the family during prenatal visits focused on the sibling(s).  When you are in labor the Sibling Doula is there to care for the child and help him participate in the birth of the new sibling as is appropriate for the child and family.  This can mean making a gift for the new baby, preparing and celebrating at home while mom labors in teh hospital, or being with mom and offering her support in a way only a child can.

Sibling Doula services include one home visit to discuss details of caring for your child, a 3-hour "Date Night" to spend extended time preparing your child for the birth of their sibling while mom and dad enjoy some free time before the new baby arrives and one postpartum visit to deliver any projects from the day along with a time-line of the day's events from your child's perspective.

Sibling doula services provide continuous child-care during your labor and birth. On-call availability begins two weeks before your due date, and up to three hours after delivery.

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Birth Tub Rentals

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We offer AquaDoula birth tubs for your peaceful birth.  Water is calming, relaxing and can help relieve discomfort.  Once you reserve a tub it will be waiting for you at your place of birth.  We are very happy some of our local hospitals are adding birth tubs to their labor and delivery rooms.  These tubs are beautiful, however they are on a first come first serve basis.  An AquaDoula rental assures your tub will be there waiting for you and offers greater temperature control and freedom of movement due to it’s size and shape.

Read a mother's comparison between an AquaDoula and hospital birthing tub. 

 

 
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