“The word ‘doula’ comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves”
Doula work is a passion and calling. I am honored by every family who invites me to be their doula and to participate with them in their incredible journey of birth.
As your doula, my goal is serve as your steadfast supporter and team mate through all of your pregnancy and birth. I believe in you. You were made for this.
As your doula, I will strive to give attentive responses to all your questions or concerns, provide evidence-based resources and information so that you can make informed decisions about your birth preferences, and stand behind and support YOUR choices, whatever you decide. I will be with you for the duration of your labor, supporting you and your partner as you work to bring your baby into the world. During labor I will provide physical comfort measures including counter-pressure, comforting touch, and positioning support. I will help ease your transition into new parenting by helping you prepare for baby and also visit you postpartum to ensure you and your baby have a great start.
Birth Doula services include:
- Prenatal (2 meetings, includes pregnancy and birthing resources, birth plan development, and comfort measures prep)
- Resource and Emotional Support (continuous from contract signing)
- On-Call (4 weeks), including back-up doula support
- Labor (as long as it takes!)
- Postpartum (1 meeting)
To read ICEA’s Position Paper on the Role and Scope of Birth Doula Practice, go here.
Service Area and Availability
I am a Certified, Professional Birth and Postpartum Doula. I am located near Sioux Falls, SD and have attended around 100 births in the past five years. I have served clients delivering in Southeast South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota, including Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, and Mitchell in SD, and Luverne and Worthington in MN. I’m happy to work with clients delivering in other towns in the region as well, and also welcome home birthing clients. For an updated list of my current availability, go here.
I am happy to be in touch! I can be reached at (605) 240-0039, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling out this form. I try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hrs.
For information about my postpartum doula services, go here.