From the moment you choose DC Doulas, we are here to support your decisions! We can help you create and implement a plan for your labor journey. Your doula team is available 24/7 by email, phone, or text to answer any question you may have. From packing your bag to the first contraction, no question is too small.
At 36 weeks, your doula team will meet with you to discuss your specific labor and birth preferences. We want to know everything about how we can best support you. We chat about everything from how you cope with pain to what you are looking forward to the most on the big day. Partners, we want to hear from you too! Our goal is that you have the support that means the most to you and a positive experience when meeting your little one!
After that prenatal visit, your team is standing by, waiting to hear “It’s Baby Day!” We provide over the phone support while you are in the early moments of labor. And we join you upon request at your home or at the hospital. Once your doula arrives, she provides face to face support until you are holding your brand new baby!
During that first hour with your little love, your doula helps with breastfeeding and makes sure there are snacks and something to sip for you and your partner. And if you hand her your camera or smartphone, she is more than willing to snap some of your first family photos!
Once you get home from the hospital, you can expect your doula team to come by for a postpartum visit within the first 7-10 days. We love to check in with you and see how you are recovering and adjusting to life with a newborn. We can also provide tips for making parenthood easier and provide referrals to local professionals if needed.
Congratulations to you!