FAQs

Why did you become a doula?

Between my two births in 2015 & 2017 there were so many thing that could have made my birth that much better and easier if I were to have had a doula present. I want to achieve that next level of comfort and calmness for my clients. 

What does your fees cover?

Check out the page of my list of services. I list in detail what each package covers and offers. If you would like more in-depth details please book a FREE consultation with me through my contact lin

Communication Access? 

I am available M-F 9am-4pm via honeybook, social media, and text/call. Once potential client has signed and paid for services, my personal phone, work phone, email, and honeybook are ALWAYS available. I honestly try to limit myself to my work hours as stated above, and 24-7 access at 35ish weeks or depending on how pregnancy is progressing.  

Certification?

Yes, I am a Certified birth coach aka doula. I have also taken classes to become a Certified birth educator, breastfeeding educator, and effective use of TENS unit during labor. I learned from a local specialist and pro on how to safely (CDC STANDARD APPROVED PROCESS) for placenta encapsulation, and I have started offering gourmet lactation snacks! 

How many clients per month? 

I accept 2-3 births per month. I do not limit myself to private prenatal, postpartum, or placenta encapsulation. Unfortunately, if I am booked at the date or time you need I will refer you to someone who I know personally that can assist you. 

Are there REAL benefits of hiring a doula?

Heck yes! 
Cesarean (c-section) rate is reduced by 50%

Labor can be reduced by 25%

The chances of requesting for an epidural if planning for a non-medicated birth is reduced by 60%

Overall request for ALL pain medications is reduced by 30%

Medical interventions is reduced to 40%

Need for Oxytocin during labor and birth is reduced by 40% 

Women and partners have reported being more calm and relaxed during labor, birth, and postpartum

Higher APGAR score for babies (heart rate, respiration, and muscle tone) 


What is placenta encapsulation and what are the benefits? 

Placenta Encapsulation is the process of turning your beautifully made organ into a capsule. I practice the process that is called the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method. This method is the safest process to consume your placenta. In a safe and sanitizd designated area, I steam the placenta at 220 degrees for 45 minutes to kill any possible bacteria or viruses. (Hospitals can not and will not release if mother has HIV or AIDS) Then it is dehydrated for 12+ hrs. I grind into a powder, and put into capsules. This process is completed with one placenta at a time to avoid cross contamination and a label follows that placenta until placed into jar with clients name labeled on the jar. It can take 2-3 days to complete entire process. With this in mind though, I am a birth doula. If I am called to attend a client in labor the process will be paused and safely stored until I can return to complete process. This can cause a delay in receiving your placenta within the 2-3 day time frame and client will be notified of the delay as soon as possible. 
List of benefits: 

  • Higher energy levels

  • Lesser chance of baby blues

  • Lesser chance of postpartum depression

  • Balanced mood and hormones

  • Increased milk supply

  • Enhanced bonding experience with baby

  • Higher iron levels

  • Reduced postnatal bleeding

  • Uterus returning back to pre-pregnancy size faster

  • Losing the baby weight faster

  • Overall faster and better recovery from having the baby