Birth Doula Services in Syracuse and the Surrounding CNY Area
“When I asked about a doula, my midwife spoke very highly of and confidently recommended Chris. I certainly see why! Chris supported every aspect of my pregnancy. Initially, she respectfully facilitated an intimate conversation about my desires for birth and suggested numerous ways to prepare. I could rely on her to promptly answer emails, phone calls, or text messages, especially when my water broke before going into labor. In the delivery room, she interacted professionally with my midwife and nurses while staying sensitive to my needs. Chris’s experience and intuition are invaluable. She realized the needs of this mama throughout pregnancy and birth. She carefully guided my husband and I through the compassionate use of interventions during labor when necessary. We will definitely have Chris in the delivery room when we have our next baby!”
Included in my birth doula services:
A FREE consultation meeting:
I offer a complimentary one-hour consultation/interview to see if we connect.
1-2 Prenatal visits: During these visits we will discuss
your wishes for your birth and formulate a birth plan. We will also discuss
comfort measures we will be using during your labor.
Phone Support: From the time your hire me
until after you deliver I offer unlimited phone or email contact to answer any
questions or discuss any concerns you might have.
Continuous Labor Support: I will join you
at your home when you are in active labor and will remain with you throughout
your entire labor, until the baby is born, including 1 hour postpartum. During
your labor I will be providing you with emotional, physical, and informational
support regarding your labor. Comfort measures include, but are not limited to,
optimal positioning for labor progress, massage, relaxation and breathing
techniques, and movement suggestions. I help wherever is needed. I can also take
pictures/video of the birth with your camera or mine. Initial support with
breastfeeding is also included.
Guaranteed Back Up: I provide a guaranteed back up, should I
become ill or should a conflict present itself. My back up is an experienced
birth doula and she shares the same philosophies and perspectives on birth.
Continuous Support for the Birth Partner: I will not replace
your partner or loved one during the birth of your child, but rather support and
nurture all that they are comfortable contributing to your birth.
One Postpartum Visit: I will check in with
you via telephone within the first week after you deliver to see how life with
baby is developing and to make a date to for the postpartum visit. Your
postpartum visit will be tailored to your needs. Whether that’s help with
breastfeeding or just someone to talk with about baby. This visit lasts about
Informational Support: I will offer you
unlimited information and resources on topics concerning your pregnancy and
birth. I can also suggest to you reputable childbirth seminars that fit your
Serving families in Syracuse, Watertown, Oneida, Rome, Utica, Auburn, Cortland, Ithaca, and more since 2006.