BEST Certfied Doula, Childbirth Educator, & Placenta Encapsulator. American Montessori Certified Infant/Toddler Teacher.
Hello, my name is Caitlin (she/her) and I want to be a part of your birth team. The journey throughout gestation, through birth, and into parenthood can be an adventure. Unfortunately, this adventure doesn’t come with a map! We can start by getting to know your options in one of my comprehensive childbirth classes. Then as your doula, it is my goal to help you feel loved and cared for. I gather from personal experience and knowledge to provide you with emotional, physical and evidence-based informational support as needed. During pregnancy, we will meet and discuss your dreams and plans for your labor. During labor, I will be there to provide a helping hand and gentle words of comfort and calm. After the birth of your little one(s) I can join you in the home to help you find the rhythm of this new journey by providing rest and kind words.
Benefits of a Doula
There are so many benefits to adding a birth doula to your team. The use of doulas has been show to:
- Reduced use of pitocin.
- Fewer requests for pain medications
- Reduced likelihood of cesarean births
- Less interventions
- Better APGAR scores for babies
- Greater satisfactions with birth experience
- Positive outlook on birth memories
Along with many other positive benefits for birthing person, baby, and partner.