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Bellabirth Doula Services


Professional Labor Support & Childbirth Education

616-706-1040 Contact Us

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Bellabirth Doula Services


Professional Labor Support & Childbirth Education

616-706-1040 Contact Us

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT WHEN DOULAS ATTEND BIRTH, LABORS ARE SHORTER WITH FEWER COMPLICATIONS, BABIES ARE HEALTHIER AND THEY BEGAN BREASTFEEDING MORE EASILY.

defintion from DONA

OUR MISSION

I hope to empower my clients to have a satisfying and safe birth experience, propelling them with confidence into motherhood.

I will do this through encouraging self-education, and supporting the mother and her support people through consistent emotional and physical support during the birth and beyond.

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What is a Doula?


Birth Doula Services

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What is a Doula?


Birth Doula Services

WHAT IS A DOULA?

(click here for a description of Bellabirth DOULA SERVICES )

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

A BIRTH DOULA

  • Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life.
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor. 
  • Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth.
  • Stays with the woman throughout the labor.
  • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decision. 

  • Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers. 
  • Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience. 
  • Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level. 

Find out more about our Services

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Interview


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Interview


Contact Us for a No Commitment Interview.

At our initial Interview we will discuss:

  • Fees
  • What On-Call means
  • Labor Support
  • Postpartum Support
  • Any questions you have about me, my experience or philosophies about birth.
  • (After you have hired me generous phone support is available for any other questions you might have about pregnancy and birth comfort measures)

If you decide you would like to have me at your birth, we will sign a CONTRACT this will include what you can expect from me and the decided upon fees in writing.