When is the best time to hire a Doula?
It is never too early and it's never too late. A few things to consider, Most Doula's book early and quickly. Repeat Families will book their Doula the day their pregnancy is confirmed. We want time to schedule your prenatal visits. We want time to get to know you and your family.
Can I benefit from a Birth Doula if I am considering pain medication?
Yes. A doula is beneficial assisting with any and all births, including a medicated birth. Some expectant parents prefer no pain medications, others want to begin with no medications and reserve the right to change that decision, while others choose a planned medicated birth. A doula offers information on all procedures, including pain medications, potential side effects, and interventions. Your Doula will discuss options with you and your partner and help your family advocate for themselves if needed.
If I have a C-section, can I still get support from a Birth Doula?
Yes. Even in a surgical setting, a doula is there to explain what is happening, guide you through the procedure, and even create personalized birth plan. Your doula will also be there during recovery to help with the first breastfeeding and bonding. There’s a possibility that your doula may accompany you into the operating room, unless it is an extreme emergency requiring general anesthesia.
Will my insurance cover or reimburse Birth Doula services?
Doula services are usually not covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies will reimburse for doula services as ‘out of network’ care services. Additionally, FSA or HSA may reimburse for doula services.
How do you know you will be there for my birth?
I take a limited amount of families per month based on Estimated Due Dates. Since Birth is unpredictable if for any reason I can not attend a back-up Doula will attend. This is a rare occurance but can happen.