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Frequently Asked Questions

The type of support the doula provides helps the whole family to relax and have the most satisfying birth experience possible from pregnancy to parenthood. We nurture and protect the mother’s experience and help her to obtain the birth she desires. Studies have shown that with the presence of a doula there are fewer interventions, a reduction in the use of pain medication, and shorter labors with fewer complications. Parents feel more secure and cared for and have greater self-confidence with the presence of a doula, and there is solid research to back up these claims. You can read about it here and here.

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Do you catch babies?

The short answer is, no. Doulas do not catch babies, we are not midwives or obstetricians. Think of a doula as like a real estate agent or a maid of honor. We help you through one of the most important days of your life by helping you prepare, make sure you are well taken care of, help you find information, help communicate your goals with the hospital staff, and navigate the tough times. 

Do you accept Medicaid, HSA, or Payment Plans?

Absolutely! We understand that hiring a doula, taking classes, or utilizing any of our other services can be financially hard on families. That's why we offer payment plans, sliding scales, and take HSA and/or FSA. We even offer scholarships. Currently, Medicaid is not covering doulas, but we are working to find avenues to change that. If finances are the only thing holding you back, reach out to us anyways. 

I'm planning to have an epidural and/or a cesarean, why should I hire a doula? 

Absolutely! We understand that hiring a doula, taking classes, or utilizing any of our other services can be financially hard on families. That's why we offer payment plans, sliding scales, and take HSA and/or FSA. We even offer scholarships. Currently, Medicaid is not covering doulas, but we are working to find avenues to change that. If finances are the only thing holding you back, reach out to us anyways. 

Why would I hire a doula if I have my mom? 

Bring both! Family and friends can be a WONDERFUL support during birth. The difference between moms and doulas though is a doula is a professionally trained birth support person. That means we have attended many trainings, look at the latest research on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and stay up to date on those practices.  

Do you ONLY support natural childbirth?

Nope! Doulas may come across online as only supporting natural childbirth, but all of our doulas have helped numerous of families through homebirths, hospital births, epidurals, inductions, high-risk births, cesareans, VBAC, and more. Sometimes plans change, and what YOU want is the most important thing to us. Positive, empowered birth is always the goal.  

My partner is skeptical, how do you help them?

Partners and doulas are awesome teammates! We help them to help you! It can be overwhelming and/or exhausting for partners to take on the sole support role, even the most seasoned partners. Doulas are very attuned on when to gently come in for more support and help, and when to step back because you and your partner are rocking it! Plus, it's wonderful and way less stressful on partners if they know someone knowledgeable is there to help you while they grab a bite to eat, take a nap, step out to make calls to family, or run home quick to let the dog out. 

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