What type of client does Dallas Birth Doulas Support?
We support and care for women who:
+ Desire natural birth
+ Desire an epidural
+ Have a c/section planned or unplanned
+ Desire a hospital birth
+ Desire a birth center birth
+ Desire a home birth
What does a Dallas Birth Doula do?
Doulas “mother the mother.” As a doula we:
Provide emotional support + Use comfort measures: breathing, relaxation, movement, positioning
+ Give information before, during, and after birth
+ Continuously reassure and encourage the mother (we make great cheerleaders!)
+ Educate the parents about informed choice and consent
+ Work as a team with your doctor/midwife and nurses. It is never an “us against them” mentality
+ Look after your partner as well (give them bathroom breaks!), but our primary responsibility is to the mother
+ Provide immediate postpartum and breastfeeding support the first 1-2 hours following the birth
What does a Dallas Birth Doula not do?
+ Doulas are NOT medical professionals
+ We do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring
+ We do not judge you for decisions that you make about YOUR birth
+ We do not let our own opinions get in the way of caring for you. We support you whole-heartedly with whatever you decide
+ We do not take over the role of your husband or partner
+ We do NOT deliver the baby