Birth Doula

As your certified birth doula, I offer professional continuous emotional and physical support as well as comprehensive assistance throughout the entire birth process.  Empowering you and your family to be your own advocates before, during and after the birth of your baby.

I believe in active communication between clients and their doctors, nurses, and midwives to ensure an optimal birth experience. Working together to establish and carry out your birth wishes through your detailed birth plan. Let's talk and find out your concerns, your desires and your plans for you birth story.

Included in your

Birth Doula Package,

 a 2-hour Private Childbirth Class

and your own birth ball

to use at home or hospital. 

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Studies show that doula support provides 

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin

  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section

  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborn being admitted to the NICU

  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous, vaginal birth

  • 9% decrease in the use of pain medications

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Birth Doula Package 

  • Two prenatal appointments

  • Choice of a Birth Class (2 hours)

    • The Sacred Gift​ and evidenced based education

  • A copy of, "The Sacred Gift of Childbirth Empowered Choices", Author Marie Bigelow

  • Phone and email support throughout late pregnancy and early postpartum

  • A birthing ball of your own to use at home and at the hospital

  • Use of TENS Unit and peanut ball (during labor)

  • Continuous labor and delivery support

  • Immediate breastfeeding support

  • One Postnatal appointment

  • Birth story and access to photos (as able)

  • I require a 50% deposit upon contract signing.  Full payment is expected by 36 weeks. 

  • During your prenatal meetings, we will discuss your birth goals and preferences. I can help you write a birth plan, suggest childbirth education classes, books, and articles that would be beneficial for you to read.  We learn what comfort measures may or may not work for you in labor.  I give your partner tips for how to comfort you in labor. I will help you get comfortable and answer questions to help relieve any anxiety about the birth experience.

 

 

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Timeline of Birth Doula Services…

I’m pregnant! - Seek a practitioner and start researching doulas.

• 20-30 weeks - Interview and hire your doula.

• 30- 34 weeks - 1st prenatal with your doula.

• 30-34 weeks - Childbirth Education Class.

• 36-37 weeks - 2nd prenatal with your doula.

• 38-41 weeks - Birth (generally)

• Postnatal appointment -first week after birth, depending on your needs.

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Birth Position Paper Link

Benefits of a Doula Supported Birth

Monica Elliott Birth Doula

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Tel: 425-426-9584

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