What is a Doula?

The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
(via DONA International)

The role of a birth doula...

✓ Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions

✓ Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and her clinical care providers

✓ Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience

✓ Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor

✓ Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life

✓ Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth

✓ Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level

Stays with the woman throughout the labor
(via DONA International)

Birth Doula - $900

Discounts for repeat families
If you are in need of financial assistance, please let us know.. We believe every family deserves a doula!

Support and encouragement provide confidence, and a confident woman will birth, nurse and mother better.

Birth doula services include:
  • Two prenatal visits
  • Birth and Postpartum Planning
  • Unlimited phone and e-mail contact
  • Support during labor at home, hospital or birth center
  • Support to initiate breastfeeding 
  • At least one follow-up visit at your home
  • Monthly Birth Circle meetings
  • Access to our Lending Library 
  • Coverage by a qualified backup doula

Postpartum Doula - $33-$35/hr

The postpartum doula’s role is to support and nurture the mother, the family, and the home with the purpose of empowering parents as they adjust to their new roles. Your postpartum doula strives to create an atmosphere of calm, loving support while encouraging vital parent/infant bonding. She will be there to help the new parents feel rested and supported, but she also comes with a wealth of knowledge, understanding, and resources.

Offers education, companionship, and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester

Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation, and light household tidying

Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing, and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.
(via DONA International)

Pregnancy Mentor - $450

A pregnancy mentor is your personal consultant during your pregnancy. She is available to you by phone, email, text, and in person for questions and support during your pregnancy and early labor. She provides information specific to you and your pregnancy.
A pregnancy mentor is for mothers/couples who do not wish to have a doula present at the actual birth or perhaps already have the support of a partner/mother/friend/sister.

**If you are considering this option for financial reasons, please discuss payment options with us for our Birth Doula services. Multiple studies have shown that a doula's presence at birth is very beneficial.**

For a FREE Doula Consultation with Danielle Breach:
email: info@mother-rising.com 
Call or Text: 440-221-8691

Serving the greater Cleveland area!
Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and parts of Summit, Trumbull and Portage counties.

Supporting you in hospital & homebirth.


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