I am a DONA-trained doula. My mission is to provide doula services for every mother who needs or wants support during labor and delivery.
Research shows that having a doula improves the quality of a woman’s labor, enhances baby and mother bonding, and results more often in unmedicated and natural deliveries.
The Joyous Births process includes:
- Prenatal Birth Plan. The expectant mother and her partner or family will meet with me to formulate a birth plan. I am also available by phone prior to delivery to answer any questions you may have, or just to be a shoulder to lean on.
- Labor and Delivery. During the birth, a doula provides emotional support and employs methods that maximize the comfort for the mother such as walking, massage or positioning.
- Post-delivery Support. Approximately one week after delivery, I will visit you in your home to discuss the birth, and answer any questions that might come up about caring for you newborn. You can call me with any non-medical questions after birth as well.
A doula is never there to judge, but to help. If you need an epidural or caesarean, I will stay to support you. For at least one hour post-delivery, additional assistance is also provided to help with any issues such as nursing.
Please call Kate Newland at 440-527-3208 to set up an appointment or if you would like to know more about the Joyous Births process.
Joyous Births offers competitive pricing and a sliding fee scale for mothers who are financially challenged.