WHY HIRE A DOULA?
A doula offers constant emotional and physical support during the process of labor and delivery, as well as postpartum. A doula helps ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your baby’s birth.
AS YOUR DOULA,
I will provide continuous emotional, physical and informational support during your labor and delivery. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress and help with relaxation, massage, positioning and other techniques for your comfort. I will use my training, knowledge and experience to help you achieve the birth you have been planning and waiting for.
WHAT SWEET BIRTH DOULA SERVICES PROVIDES FOR YOU:
-Assistance with the completion of a written birth plan.
-An initial meeting to discuss your birth wishes
-One or two prenatal visits to finalize your birth vision/plan
-24 hour on -call availability from three weeks before your due date until labor begins.
-Assistance in managing unexpected circumstances with compassion and knowledge.
$375 retainer fee due at the time you decide to hire me (but after the initial meeting to determine if you want to add me to your birth team). And the balance due by 38 weeks.
-you can pay via Paypal or Check (to: Rachel Garcia).
DID YOU KNOW??
Women supported by a doula during labor have been shown to have*
– 50% reduction in Cesarean rate
– 25% shorter labor
– 60% reduction in epidural requests
– 40% reduction in Pitocin use
– 30% reduction in analgesic use
– 30% reduction in forceps delivery
* Mothering the Mother; Klaus, Kennell & Klaus; Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York (1993).
SWEET BIRTH TESTIMONIALS:
“Rachel has been my doula for the last 2 out of my 3 births. I can’t recommend her highly enough! She is extremely knowledgeable and encouraging, which made me more confident. She is strong, relaxed and really helped put my husband and me at ease. She was most concerned for the well being of our children and me, but she was also respectful of the hospital staff. Not only did Rachel help me achieve two unmedicated births but she taught me a lot about birth and really helped me grow a passion for natural childbirth.”
– G.C, mother of 3.
“We contacted Rachel soon after learning we were expecting, and her guidance and support throughout the pregnancy were invaluable. She was our doula for months – not just on our son’s birthday. Her willingness to listen, answer questions, and encourage us through texts, emails, and phone calls meant so much to me. Her demeanor was always positive and respectful as an advocate for me, and cooperative with the attending staff, which gave me great peace of mind. I can honestly say that our experience was a beautiful, joyful occasion and I would highly recommend her services as a doula. I cannot imagine that day without her beside us, helping to meet our needs, and cheering us on.”
-J.V, mother of 4