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Doula - someone experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the birthing family before, during and after childbirth.
 Doula services include:
  • Experience using the Hypnobabies method of childbirth, both as a Mom and Doula

  • 1-2 in depth prenatal visits to get acquainted, discuss goals, birth rehearsal, review of childbirth education and what to expect during birthing time. 

  • Assistance writing a birth plan

  • Unlimited phone and email consultation throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

  • Continuous support during birthing time

  • Immediate assistance with breastfeeding
  • One postpartum visit to review birth experience and discuss postpartum experience.

Fee for these services is $700.

If you have any questions,
please call
Rose - 240-994-7878
 or email rose@mygentlebirth.com

**Please note!!  If you do not receive a return email within 48 hours,  Please call!**

 

New Clients, please fill out this form:

Doula client intake form
Numerous studies (and our own personal experience!) have shown that having a Doula present at birth:

  • tends to result in shorter labors 

  • increases positive feelings about the childbirth experience

  • results in more births free of complications and interventions
  • increases parents ability to work with their care providers on following their birth plan

Research shows parents who receive support:

  • Feel more secure and cared for

  • Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics

  • Have greater success with breastfeeding

  • Have greater self-confidence

  • Have less postpartum depression

Testimonials
Rose was our doula in 2011 for the birth of our second son.  After a less-than-ideal first birth experience, we wanted to be sure we had all the support we needed to make a Hypnobabies birth a reality.  Despite several obstacles and changes of plans, we had the tools and advocate we needed to make sure we were physically and emotionally comfortable.  Rose helped ensure that our birthing was a beautiful experience.   -- Carrie (birthing Mom)

Rose was a rock during our entire birthing experience. Despite having only met her once prior to our birthing time (because she was covering for our originally scheduled doula), we were immediately at ease with her and knew she was the right one for us--the doula we were supposed to have. As the birth partner, Rose helped me to feel more relaxed and confident. I didn’t feel the pressure of being the sole supporter because I knew my partner was not alone when I stepped out of the room.  Rose reminded me to support my partner, but also to take care of myself, and she reminded us to advocate for ourselves and be proactive about our options. She helped us remember our cues for deeper hypnosis, she believed in us, and she kept us level-headed when exhaustion set in. She provided the perfect blend of endless encouragement and cheerleading mixed with tough love. Our birthing time was a long and challenging one and Rose was with us for every moment of it. **We made several hard and unanticipated decisions during this birth, some, in hindsight, that we might have done differently. But the one thing we wouldn’t change was Rose.         -- Hilary (birth partner)

Rose is very caring, and it was such a great comfort to me to rely on her help during labor and at the hospital, and even during the few days before I went into labor, when I was worried or felt a little lost and would bombard her with questions. She always made herself available to me. She was great moral support. -- Wendy (birthing Mom)

Rose was amazing.  She responded immediately once she got the word it was baby time.  As soon as she got to our house, she immediately tuned into what Amy's needs were and stepped in to assist her.  She and I talked about the timetable and what to do next.  She helped by amusing our 4 year old until my sister could get there and did whatever was needed to get out the door and to the hospital.  Once we got to the hospital she quickly made contact with the doctors and nurses/midwives and got everybody in sync.  The interesting thing in all of this was that she never broke her stride.  She never appeared stressed or made anything seem urgent.  It was as if she had done it 1000 times before (which she may have for all I know).  She was calm and in control through the entire labor (which was reasonably uncomplicated) but I am sure her demeanor is the same even in more complicated labors and deliveries.  Simply put, she is definitely someone you would want to have with you during a natural disaster, which some may consider childbirth to be ;-). -- Joe (birth partner)
 
Rose is the type of doula you want on your dream birth team!  I am a firm believer that, with the right birth team, you can achieve the type of birth you want.  Rose attended my in-hospital, unmedicated VBAC in May 2011.  It was her nurturing, encouraging presence that got me through some moments of a long labor when I may have been discouraged otherwise.  Rose incorporated calming, reassuring Hypnobabies code words into my birth experience.  She worked tirelessly with my midwife and my husband to help me bring my beautiful baby into this world.  Rose has a very special place in my heart.  I had been a bit concerned that my mother wouldn't be able to attend my birth because she was out of town, but Rose filled that void as closely as anyone possibly could, I think.  I recommend Rose without hesitation.   -- MF (birthing Mom)

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