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Doula

Doula Support

Ideology
Birth is an opportunity for spiritual growth and healing. I believe in empowering women, 
cultivating their intuition and helping them discover what elements are best for their journey 
from pregnancy into motherhood.

My highest intention is to hold a space for women and to be of service 
to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

What is a doula?
A doula is an ancient Greek term that translates into “caregiver” or “woman of service”
and has been used over the past several decades to describe a woman who provides 
various non-medical support measures during labor, such as massage, visualization and meditation. 
Whether you have decided to have a home birth, birth center birth or hospital birth, a Doula
is there to hold space and support the pregnant woman and her unique birth experience.

Benefits of hiring a birth doula:
Hiring a Doula who offers support and guidance can support a woman and their family
through the birthing process regardless of their birth intentions. No one should have to go through
this journey alone. Having an educated and supportive Doula that is energetically in alignment with you,
can help enhance your labor and birthing experience.

What does a doula provide?
A doula provides clients with the education and tools to self-advocate in a medical setting 
and or at home. Allowing them to ensure that their choices are honored,
creating a safe and comfortable birth environment. A doula can provide hands on physical support 
during the labor process, through massage and other complementary modalities.

Doula Sessions

At 26 weeks we will begin the journey together as we prepare for the birthing process
and the arrival of your baby. We will meet for a total of 4 prenatal sessions and 1 postpartum visit.
These sessions are to educate, provide information and emotional support for you and your partner
(if present) before and during the labor and birthing process. The intention for our time together
is for you (and your partner) to experience being completely supported, heard and nurtured
through your own unique journey into parenthood.

^ 1st prenatal session – We will explore your ideals, wishes and desires for your birth experience.

^ 2nd prenatal sessions – Private child birth education session, includes educational information 
about the labor and birthing process and reframing the stages of labor. We will discuss your birth plan
and intentions whether you have chosen to give birth at home, a birth center or hospital.

^ 3rd prenatal – As a Lactation Educator Counselor, I will educate and guide you through
a private one on one session to prepare you to feed and nourish your newborn baby. I offer support
within the first few hours of the immediate postpartum period.

^ 4th prenatal – I will attend one appointment with you and your Ob GYN or Midwife.

^ Postpartum visit will be scheduled within one week after giving birth. During this visit we will process
your birth story and birth experience. We will also discuss how I can offer resources and recommendations 
for other postpartum support you might want or need which includes a postpartum doula, 
massage, emotional support, postpartum therapist, etc.

^ Placenta Encapsulation – I offer this service to my clients at an extra charge 
that is not included in the Doula fee.

24 hour support by phone, text and email will be available to you
two weeks prior to your guesstimated due date.

To book a free phone consultation or a meet + greet
Contact me info@paulamallis.com