What is a Doula?
A Doula is a professional that is educated in the physiological and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy and birth, and the techniques that aid the birth process. A doula provides continuous informational, emotional and physical support, as well as encouragement to the mother and father, before, during, and after labor. Doulas accompany mothers in hospitals, birth centers, and homebirths.
But... what does A Loving Birth do as a doula and childbirth educator?
Help women rediscover their power and welcome their babies in a loving way.
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves". A doula works with the mother’s support team including the doctors, nurses, midwives, partner, and family. A doula does not take place of the partner or anyone else (see “Dads and Doulas” below). Doulas are not Midwives and don't provide medical care.
VIDEO: What Is A Doula And Why Are They So Beneficial?
Studies show that having a doula present at birth provides the following benefits:
Waterbirth Pool Rental: $300
Placenta Encapsulation: $275
Belly Binding: $125
Post-Partum Support: $30/hr
Should your insurance company cover Doula services, you will be given the National Provider Identifier (NPI), which allows insurance companies to provide you with reimbursement. You may also use your employee Flex Spending Account, or HSA account to pay for services.
Payment arrangements can be made.
A Loving Birth is always willing to help parents who show a financial need.
Please call for a no obligation consultation if you have any questions and are looking for information and support of any kind.
Zeresh, owner of A Loving Birth has been a doula since 2008, and supported over 200 couples on their journey to parenthood. In addition, she has attended many continuing education classes, has the support of wonderful midwife mentors, and organized a national training for midwives in Spain. Her passion drives her thirst for knowledge and continuous desire to improve her doula skills. She also plans on becoming a midwife. Please see the Intro tab to learn more about her, her training and mentors.
If you feel Zeresh may the right doula for you and your family please call to schedule a no obligation interview. 561-808-3142
During A Loving Birth (through Doula Vida in Spain).
Please note there are some graphic birth images.