Doula, family childbirth education & extended postpartumHiring our duo for prenatal visits, family childbirth education and extended postpartum means having it all so you can prepare your family for the arrival of your baby and prepare for life during postpartum.
- Phone Interview (No Charge)
- In-Person Interview (No Charge)
- Phone, Text & Email Support (No Charge)
- 24/7 on Call 2 Weeks Before Due Date (No Charge)
- Pictures of Labor & Birth on your Camera phone (No Charge)
- Prenatal/Family Childbirth Education Visit #1
- Prenatal/Family Childbirth Education Visit #2
- Prenatal/Family Childbirth Education Visit #3
- Family Childbirth Education Visit #4
- Birth & Postpartum Preference Workshop
- Labor & Birth Support
- Prenatal Visit #1 (postpartum prep)
- Prenatal Visit #2 (postpartum prep)
- Daytime Visits
- Overnight Visits
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a childbirth educator?
Hiring a childbirth educator means being informed while saving time and energy. A childbirth educator is available to sort through the large amount of information parading the internet and pick out what’s necessary by mentoring you on the important topics of childbirth education. Your childbirth educator is there to provide you with a customized course of study that suits your needs.
How does childbirth education work?
First, we look forward to hearing from you or someone from your support team by phone or email to set up an initial consultation where we will then assess your overall needs. Upon assessing your needs, we will then create a customized curriculum and carry out your vision. For example, we will study topics that relate to your pregnancy, labor, birth and immediate postpartum.
Why hire a doula?
Studies have documented the benefits of having a doula prelabor. A recent Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, showed with the support of a doula, women were less likely to have pain-relief medications administered and less likely to have a cesarean birth. Women also reported having a more positive childbirth experience.
In addition studies have also shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin (pitocin) by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%.
Who benefits from childbirth educator services?
The simple answer is each person supporting you in your maternity experience! As your Childbirth Educator, it is our goal to be sure that the expecting parent(s), children or your support team all benefit from having a Childbirth Educator.
What does a doula not do?
Make medical decisions for you or your partner. A doula does educate you and your partner about labor and delivery.
Deliver your baby. A doula will encourage and support you and your partner through labor and delivery by suggesting body positions and breathing techniques to aid in stimulating labor and manage pain during labor.
What is BWMs philosophy?
A doula can provide labor support via the four pillars of labor support. In the textbook Best Practices in Midwifery by Barbara A. Anderson, the author describes three pillars of labor support as emotional support, physical support, and advocacy. In the book Optimal Care in Childbirth by Amy Romano and Henci Goer, informational support is also listed as a pillar of support.
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Bare With Me: A Mother-Daughter Doula Duo provides support to the birthing mama which includes techniques that are rooted in proven methods that include but are not limited to: The Cornerstone Doula Training Method for birth planning, breathing techniques for laboring and birthing, pain management for labor and birthing, aroma treatments for laboring and birthing, and recovery techniques for postpartum.