"The goal of the (birth) doula is to help the mother have a satisfying birth as she defines it." - Penny Simkin
Brewster Doula's birth planning and support services include:
Discussion of options for birth, common interventions, birth plan development
Review and practice of comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and coping strategies for each stage of labor
Phone/text/e-mail support, especially to answer questions after care provider visits
Continuous support from the time you ask me to join you until about one hour after baby's birth
A postpartum visit to review aspects of the birth experience, answer questions about infant feeding and general newborn care, and provide any needed community resources.
Brewster Doula's postpartum care package includes:
Evidence-based newborn care information
Community referrals as needed or desired
At this time, I am not able to provide overnight care, but can refer to others who do.
Brewster Doula's breastfeeding support includes:
Pre-natal counseling for those considering breastfeeding their newborns
Assessment of the latching and feeding process
Suggesting basic corrective measures
Provision of evidence-based information on milk production and feeding patterns
Implementation of recommendations prescribed by IBCLCs
Referrals to IBCLCs and medical professionals as needed
· Based on Lamaze International’s “6 Healthy Birth Practices”
· Covers pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early parenting
· Evidence based discussions and activities to support informed decision-making and self-advocacy
· Private or small group (maximum 4-5 pregnant women, with or without partners)
· Discounted fee for a participant who can host a small group class in their home
As you can see, my service area is quite wide. I am able to compensate for lengthy travel distances through pre-natal preparation of clients for coping while waiting for my arrival and planning the best time to alert me that labor has started. Distance need not be a factor if we are a good fit!
Brewster Doula is pleased to have served clients at: White Plains Hospital, Phelps Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, Danbury Birth Center, Greenwich Hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Hudson Valley Hospital, Northern Westchester Medical Center, Stamford Hospital, New York Presbyterian, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mount Sinai West, Bridgeport Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center.