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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a doula?

The goal of a doula is to help the mother experience a positive and safe birth, whether an unmedicated birth or a cesarean. After birth, many labor doulas will spend time helping mothers begin the breastfeeding process and encouraging bonding between the new baby and other family members.

What is a postpartum doula?

Postpartum doulas are individuals trained in assisting families in the postpartum period, generally the three months after birth. I offer these services as far out as 6 months postpartum. My job is to integrate this new little person into the family and help the family find a way of balancing itself with an additional member. Postpartum doulas provide support not only to the person who gave birth but to partners, siblings, and other family members. It's important to note that a postpartum doula is not a nanny, babysitter, or baby's nurse.

What are childbirth education classes?

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) defines childbirth educators as professional sources of information, with skills to support parents as they prepare for pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood. ICEA believes that childbirth educators positively impact birth outcomes and parent satisfaction. These classes will be exciting and interactive!

What does a breastfeeding counselor do?

Breastfeeding counselors offer evidence-based breastfeeding information and support to women through in-person meetings, by phone, or online. As your breastfeeding counselor, I can ensure that any questions you may have will be answered.

What is a prenatal nutritionist?

Prenatal nutritionists strive to provide a healthy standard of eating to maximize advantages to both the mother and growing baby while still allowing for a wide dietary variety.

What is Advanced lactation counselor?

Advanced Lactation Counseling possesses the insight, knowledge, and skills essential to the development and implementation of management strategies for complex problems related to breastfeeding and human lactation.

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