Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions that I tend to receive. If you still have something you’d like to know, feel free to contact me for more details and I will do my best to help you get all the information you need.

  1. How does prenatal massage differ from regular massage and is it safe? Prenatal massage is fantastic at relieving the common aches and pains of pregnancy. The extra weight at the front of the body often cause low back pain. Side-lying positions keep baby in a neutral state. The calming of mom's nervous system generally transfer to the baby and help in the overall calming and soothing effect.

  2. What does the Consultation Visit look like? We will discuss and explore your priorities and preferences for childbirth.  I will ask about the expectations you have of your partner and myself as well as any others you plan to attend the birth.The more we explore this in advance, the better I will be able to fulfill my role in supporting you. 

  3. Are there time constraints regarding Doula care at the time of birth? No. Hours beyond the initial 24 are charged at $35/hour.

  4. Is support provided during a cesarean birth? Absolutely! I am trained in providing care no matter how you give birth, including surgical birth. I am prepared to accompany you in PreOP, the OR and postOp. Please, understand though, that not all facilities allow doulas within the OR.

  5. What services are provided by a Postpartum Doula? Postpartum doulas are primarily focused on your needs as a mother of a newborn. The needs of every family will look different. However, the care often includes:

  • Practical and emotional support of the mother and partner​

  • Support with any of your feeding goals

  • Newborn care so you can rest!

  • Assistance with meal prep, laundry, and other non-medical help