With Birth Partners, it’s not just about the day of the birth.  I didn’t even realize that I needed it, but I got so much out of my experience during pregnancy, and after the birth too”….

Pregnancy and Birth Doula Services:

During Pregnancy:
Expert matching of client and doula, personalizing the service to your specific needs
On call, and available to you, 24 hours a day, from the time you contract with us
In-home doula visits (average of three, two-hour visits)
Emotional support
Identification of comfort measures and roles
Information, including assistance writing birth plan (if desired)
Benefit of Birth Partners’ reputation, resources, and experience
Closure to prior birth experiences

During Labor and Birth:
Continuous emotional and physical support at home, continuing at your birth place
Assessment of progress of labor at home
Suggestions for timing your arrival at your birth place
Explanation of options & practical suggestions to partner
Massage technique, relaxation, and comfort measures
Advocacy
In-hospital support for induction, cesarean, or complications
Average one and a half hour stay following birth, including breastfeeding assistance (if applicable)

During the Postpartum Period:
Phone contact as needed
Resources and information
Reinforcement of accomplishments in labor, birth, and parenting
In-home doula visit – a time to reconnect and celebrate your new family! (optional)
The support of a professional doula also improves breastfeeding outcomes and decreases postpartum depression.

Optional services also include sibling support services at home or in the hospital/birth center for families who need on-call care for an older child during labor and birth and placenta encapsulation services.

Birth doula services are available in all of Connecticut, as well as Westchester County and Springfield, MA.