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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a doula? A doula is a person who provides non-medical support and assistance to expectant parents during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period.

  2. What does a doula do? A doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support to expectant parents before, during, and after childbirth. We do not perform clinical tasks such as cervical checks, drawing blood, etc. 

  3. What is the difference between a doula and a midwife? A midwife is a medical professional who oversees the clinical aspects of pregnancy. A doula provides non-clinical support services such as labor support, prenatal education, and postpartum support.

  4. How can a doula support me during labor? Doulas can provide comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and continuous support to help you cope with labor and make informed decisions.

  5. What if I have a high-risk pregnancy or medical complications? You will still receive emotional and informational support alongside your medical professionals. Because we provide non-medical support, your providers will be responsible for managing any conditions or medical complications you have.

  6. What if I already have a partner or support person, will their role be replaced? No, a doula's role is not meant to replace your partner or support person. Instead, a doula complements the support provided by your partner. While your partner or support person offers their unique emotional connection and support, a doula brings additional expertise, experience, and guidance in comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and providing continuous support. Together, we work as a team to ensure you have the best possible experience during pregnancy, labor, and birth. In fact, we often work with partners by teaching them ways to support expecting moms during both labor and postpartum.

  7. Do doulas replace medical professionals? No, doulas do not provide medical care or replace healthcare providers. They complement the care provided by doctors or midwives.

  8. When should I hire a doula? It's best to hire a doula as early in your pregnancy as possible to establish a supportive relationship and get the most benefit from their services.

  9. What if I am late in my pregnancy, can I still work with a doula? Yes, you can absolutely work with a doula even if you are late in your pregnancy. It's never too late to benefit from the valuable support and guidance, whether you're in the early stages of pregnancy or close to your due date.

  10. Do you offer payment plans? Yes. There is a 50% non-refundable retainer due at contract signing to reserve your spot. The remaining balance is broken down into 4 installments. All fees must be paid in full by 36 weeks or at the onset of labor, whichever comes first. Please ask about special accommodations if you have a unique financial situation. 

  11. I’m ready to move forward, what are the steps? After we receive your completed booking form and confirm availability to support you, the next step is to schedule a free consultation. From there we will review the intake and payment process to secure your services.

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