So what will my doula do at my birth?
I will encourage you.
I will come as soon as you need me. Day or night.
I will remind you of what you felt was important in your birth plan.
I will help you modify those plans when's thing change.
I will massage your shoulders and back.
I will show your partner how to do a hip squeeze when you have back labor.
I will help you find positions that will help you feel comfortable.
I will heat up rice packs and keep ice packs on standby.
I will feed you and your partner. You guys have to stay nourished.
I will bring essential oils if you'd like them. Peppermint is great for nausea.
I will bring a bag of tricks and a birthing ball. That ball is the best thing ever.
I will support where you want to birth.
I will politely but firmly ask for another nurse if you have Atila the Hun on shift at the hospital.
I will remind you that you can do this when things get tough. Because you already are!
Birth is hard work, but you can do it!
I will help you with everything I have, because families deserve to be supported and loved on.
This is what I want Living Heart Doula to be about.
This is my pledge to you, as your doula.