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  • 24 hour on call availability.

  • Continuous support throughout your labor and delivery

  • Breastfeeding help and advice

  • Newborn care advice

"There is a secret in our culture and it is not that birth is painful but that women are strong." Laura Stavoe Harm

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

 

Birth Doula/Montrice* Services

  • Free meeting and consultation.

  • At least 2 prenatal meetings.

  • Continuous prenatal contact by phone.

  • Helping you to make a Birth Plan.

 

* 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.

 

 

Postpartum Doula Support

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.

 

Postpartum Doulas offer a wide variety of care:

  • help with baby care

  • do laundry

  • light housekeeping

  • cooking and meal prep

  • pet care

  • grocery shopping

  • sibling care

  • momma care

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.

 

Prenatal Yoga Classes

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.

Kalei teaches a wonderful yoga class, that is gentle, fun and for ANY skill level.

Our yoga classes are unique, they are taught by our midwife Jennifer who infuses her knowledge of pregnancy into her classes.

The benefit to you, is having a better understanding of the changes happening in your body.

 

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Increased circulation

  • strengthening your body in preparation for the work of labor

  • stretching and relaxing your muscles help prevent cramps

  • learning to breath fully, helping to bring relaxation

  • learning the anatomy of your body and what changes to expect

  • relaxation, stress & anxiety reduction

Please call for more information. Classes are preregister only, not drop in. 4 week sessions. 

 

Childbirth Education & Preparation Classes

Childbirth is an experience that couples will forever remember. Our educators realize the birth of a child as a life changing experience and work hard to bring you Evidence Based information to educate and empower you. Our classes are designed to bring you all of the information and coping skills you will need to educate and empower you to make the choices that are best for you and your family.

 

You will Learn:

  • How your body & baby work together

  • Stages of Labor

  • Prenatal Exercises & Complimentary Therapies to prep your body

  • Partner Coping Techniques

  • Personal Coping Skills: Birth ball, Position, Water, Hypnosis & More

  • Birth Planning

  • Doulas, Chiropractic, Yoga, CFT, Nutrition, Birth Place & Provider

  • Pain Relief: Natural & Medicated

  • Who is in Charge? Babies are an active part of Labor & Birth

  • When Birth doesn't go as planned: C-section, Transfer, NICU etc.

  • Afterbirth: Cord clamping, Vit.K, Eye Ointment, Newborn procedures, bonding. 

  • Bleeding, peri-care, tips & tricks for better recoveryBreastfeeding Basics

  • Life with babyPostpartum Depression/Blues

  • Newborn care 

 Doulas: Birth & Postpartum, PN Yoga, & Childbirth Classes

Increases the rate of:

  • Improved neonatal outcome

  • Better mother-infant bonding

  • Greater birth satisfaction

  • Better partner interaction

  • Feeling of empowerment through birth

For more information click here: 

The Evidence for Doulas