What is a Birth Doula/Montrice? A woman who is there by your side supporting you and your partner during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Doulas are trained
in the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborn care. A Montrice has further training that allows you to stay at home longer while having the baby monitored and your progress assesed, when ready the montrice will accompany you to the hospital to act in the role of doula, and support you throughout.
Doulas reduce the risk of: - C-section by 50% - Epidural use by 60% - Pitocin use by 40%
- Narcotic use 30% - Forceps by 40%
- Length of labor by 20% - Also decreases the risk of episiotomy and
post partum depression
Increases the rate of: - Improved neonatal outcome - Better mother-infant bonding - Greater birth satisfaction - Better partner interaction - Feeling of empowerment through birth
- Free meeting and consultation.
- At least 2 prenatal meetings. - Continuous prenatal contact by phone. - Helping you to make a Birth Plan. - 24 hour on call availability. - Continuous support throughout your labor and delivery - Breastfeeding help and advice - Newborn care advice
** A Montrice has further training, and many times is also a midwife assistant and/or midwife that will do labor support for hospital birthing women.
Childbirth Education Classes We believe that Childbirth Education is a very important part of the childbearing process. Classes give both of you a chance to learn about the natural and normal happenings in the birth process, and that labor and delivery doesn’t need to be feared.
You Will Learn: - How your body works to birth the baby - Common terms and procedures - Positions for labor and birth - Prenatal exercises to strengthen your body - How to make a Birth Plan - Procedures for the newborn including
"The Circumcision decision" - Breastfeeding basics - Relaxation and Visualizations
- How to pick a Dr./Midwife and birth
environment- hospital, birthing center or home that have the same beliefs about the labor and birth as you do
As I developed my career I realized my little ladies were picking up on the way I support my clients. Once they became old enough to babysit people began to ask if they would come and support their children at their birth! My daughters were thrilled. To date they have supported 20 families welcome new babies into the world.
If you are concerned that you little one is going to need extra support, guidance and an experienced explanation of birth, give Megan or Karlie a call, they would love to hear from you!
Prenatal & Postpartum
Yoga is a wonderful way to gently stretch, tone,
and relax those sore, tired, pregnant muscles. Studies have shown that women who regularly exercise have less pain and shorter labors and regain their pre-pregnancy shape quicker. Yoga is a wonderful way to achieve these benefits. Jennifer teachs a wonderful prenatal yoga class, that is gentle, fun and for ANY skill level. See our Calendar Page for more details.
""The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you." Unknown
We now offer this wonderful service to women. Drying, encapsulating and ingesting your babies placenta can help with postpartum depression and milk supply. We are eager to answer any questions you have about this amazing process that can have a truly amazing effect on the postpartum period.
Everyone needs support through a joyous and stressful time of transition. Whether your family is new to parenthood or you already have children, you will find customized care with postpartum doula support.
-help with baby care
-cooking and meal prep
Your postpartum doula is like having a trusted friend coming to help while your family, mind and body adjust to the ins and outs of daily life with a new baby.