The journey to motherhood is one of the most transformative journeys in a woman’s life.
There are so many decisions to be made about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, decisions that effect both mother and baby. If you take a hospital tour or attend a childbirth education class, you may be overwhelmed by all the options out there. Options for where and how you choose to give birth, options for newborn procedures, and so many others. Why not hire a guide to help you navigate all these options? Hiring a professional birth and postpartum doula to be your guide and help you understand all the options available and to help you write down your preferences in way that is easy to read and to share with your medical team so that you are all on the same page can relieve that feeling of being overwhelmed and leave you feeling educated about your options, empowered, and prepared!
Our planning service doesn’t stop with the birth though! Much like we spend a lot of time planning a wedding and not so much preparing for a marriage, birth is only one part of the journey, and so many find themselves at a loss when it comes to postpartum healing, recovery, baby care, and bonding. Questions come up. Who will handle household chores? Care for siblings? What are your preferences about visitors during the postpartum period? What about meals and snacks? Is your home prepared to receive a new baby and set up to facilitate rest and recovery for the new mother? Is your kitchen stocked and ready? What about any professional support you might need postpartum, such as a chiropractor or a lactation consultant? We can help you answer all these questions and create a plan to make your postpartum time run smoothly and to help set you up for success in those early weeks.
Planning sessions generally take about two hours. For a complete overview of services and pricing information, click here.
Ready to schedule your planning session? Contact us!