A birth doula will provide you continuous support during your birth.
Studies have shown that people who have such continuous in-person support are “more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth.” (Source: Evidence Based Birth)
We are here to provide you unparalleled, judgement-free support for any kind of birth.
BIRTH DOULA SERVICES
There are two main models of doula care. Many doulas use a “back-up” model, which means a “back-up” doula will attend your birth if a scheduling conflict occurs. Which sounds reasonable, until you realize the doula attending your birth may be a complete stranger to you, not the person you entrusted to support your family at the most critical time in your life.
Midwest Doulas was formed to offer an alternative to the “back-up” model of doula care. Our strictly team-based model means you’ll meet the whole team of doulas who may attend your birth. We want you to have the best birth experience possible, and that starts with knowing the doula at your birth. Midwest Doulas provides support, not surprises, when you need it most!
Prenatal Meetings (3)
Prenatal visits allow you to share your birth vision and discuss all the options available to you. We’ll help create your birth plan, establish your wishes, practice comfort techniques for labor, and provide an introduction to the first days of breastfeeding. And you will meet all the members of your birth support team, so you’ll have a warm relationship with the doula who attends your birth.
24/7 Phone, Text & Email Support
We’re on-call for you 24/7 from contract signing through birth. Any question, anytime.
100% Labor and Birth Support
We stay with you from the moment you ask us to join you through two hours postpartum.
You have access to our ever-growing library of resources on preparation, pregnancy, parenting and raising healthy families. The collection also includes essential oil recipes and heartwarming birth stories. Talk to one of our doulas for more information.
First Moments Photos
We capture digital photos of the precious moments during the first hour after baby’s arrival. As circumstances permit, 5-10 photos.
Postpartum Visit (1)
We visit you at home 3-10 days after baby’s birth to recap your experience and provide any resources you may need.
All Premium Birth Package services, +plus the following to maximize your doula care and support:
Unlimited Prenatal Meetings
We’re available to support you with unlimited prenatal meetings – our experienced doulas are an invaluable resource when embarking on your own childbirth journey.
Childbirth Education Classes
Comprehensive Chilbirth Education classes with one of our esteemed birth education partners
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Two hour virtual breastfeeding class with our on-staff International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Lactation Support by Phone
One-on-one breastfeeding support by phone with our Certified Lactation Education Counselors.
Placenta Encapsulation Package
We carefully and respectfully dehydrate and encapsulate your placenta, yielding an average of 100 to 200 capsules. Package includes tincture, cord keepsake, cord print & balm.
Postpartum Doula Support
One 4-hour daytime shift of postpartum support to ease the transition when families are adjusting to their newborn.
+ Ultimate Package Bonus!
We treat you to one 90-minute, in-home massage with one of our trusted partners in prenatal massage therapy.