Should I Hire A Doula?

If you are not pregnant, you probably won’t need one. If you are pregnant, then YES!  Yes, you should. Here's why:

Benefits

Hiring a doula comes with amazing wellness benefits including a shorter labor with less pain.  Say what?  But that’s not all.  The American Pregnancy Association states that, “Other studies have shown that having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%. Doulas often use the power of touch and massage to reduce stress and anxiety during labor.”

What Does A Doula Do?

My favorite description of a doula is a mother of the mother.  In the book The Doula Advantage, a doula is described as “a professional who provides emotional, physical, informational, and practical support for the expectant, laboring, or postpartum mother. She does not perform any medical tasks but actually complements the medical birth team.”

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Julie's Birth Doula Services include

  • Meeting with you at least once or twice before labor begins to discuss your birth plan and wishes.
  • Answering any questions via phone, text, or email from the moment you hire me.
  • On call support 24 hours a day (for a negotiated time period).
  • Providing early labor support as requested, including in your home.
  • Remaining with you throughout labor until at least one to two hours after your baby is born.
  • Utilizing non-medical support techniques to ensure you have the birth you desire.
    • Counter pressure
    • Massage
    • Positioning
    • Cool cloth or heat pad
    • Movement
    • Relief with essential oils
    • Breathing coaching
    • Visualization
    • Affirmations
    • Prayer
    • Aromatherapy
    • Relaxation
    • Communication
    • Information
    • Protect privacy
    • Environment
    • Help family know how to support you
  • Maintaining a birth log as circumstances allow.
  • Meeting with you once between 1 to 2 weeks postpartum to discuss your birth experience & evaluate postpartum needs.

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Birth Doula Services*

$500.00

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*The total fee for these services is $500. For the next 4 clients who hire me I am offering a 60% discount for a total of $200.

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About Julie

Work with Julie

 

Julie offers Birth Doula Services to families in Lancaster County SC and surrounding areas including:

Indian Land, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Ballantyne and Charlotte, NC. 


Serving women in homes, hospitals and birth centers.

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Contact Julie

Contact Julie

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208.479.4995

Hours

Business hours are from 9-12 M-F