As a birth doula, Halley provides continuous emotional and physical support during labor – whether that labor is medicated or natural, in a hospital, birth center or at home. Halley draws on techniques such as massage, counterpressure, breath work, visualization, movement and aromatherapy to help you manage pain. If you are interested in a specific approach, such as Lamaze, Bradley or HypnoBirthing, Halley will work with you and your partner to implement the methods you have studied. If you have chosen medical pain relief, she can help minimize the likelihood of further interventions. In the event of a cesarean, Halley can help your birth team work towards a compassionate cesarean. Because no two births are the same, she will work closely with you in pregnancy to learn how best to support you and your particular choices.
Birth support includes one or two prenatal meetings to learn about and practice the techniques that will be used in labor, develop a birth plan and discuss breastfeeding and other topics of interest. Once you choose Halley as your birth doula, she provides phone, text and email support as needed for up to 2 weeks following the birth. From 38 weeks onward she is on-call for you 24 hours, 7 days a week. When the big day (or night!) comes, Halley attends your labor at your chosen location. She stays after the birth for a couple of hours to help you recover and begin nursing. She wraps things up within the first week after birth with a follow-up postpartum visit or phone call. This is an important time to check in with you, address any questions or concerns and hear all about your new baby!
Birth Support - includes 2 prenatal and 1 postpartum appointments
Compassionate Cesarean - includes 1 prenatal and 2 postpartum appointments
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