Frequently asked questions
Working with a Partner( or when there is no partner )
Does a Doula Replace a Nursing Staff?
My roll is non medical, I keep the room calm and grounded, reminding you of your birth wishes. When shifts change I stay, I'm working for you. Non-judgemental support.
How do you work with complications at birth?
A few of my favorite questions to ask in an uncertain situation are-
"Is the mother and baby safe?"
"Could you give us five minutes please?"
"What are all of my options?".
I may know the answer to the events taking place, but it would be helpful to slow down the room and for you to hear all the options from the staff. Becoming empowered in the decision making for you and your baby.
Do you have back-up?
I never work without a back up Doula, life is too unpredictable. In 20+ yrs I have not missed a birth, but why take that chance? This can be provided or you can choose, you will also have the opportunity to meet them if needed.
What's in your Doula bag?
Unscented Massage Oil
Bluetooth Speaker (music)
Instant Miso Soup
Bone Broth (when available)
Other items of comfort
Who have you worked with?
All About Women
Main Medical Center
As well as hospitals in MA,NH.
Will my hospital allow Doula support during COVID?
Call and ask me to see if your hospital will allow Doula support and what has changed for birth during COVID