What is a doula? What does a doula do?
A Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous emotional, physical, informational support to pregnant individuals before, during, and after one has given birth.
If I work with a doula, what happens when I go into labor?
When you go into labor, you or your partner will notify your Doula and she will come when you are ready for her support, meeting you wherever you choose to labor. She Will arrive prepared to assist and guide with as many techniques as needed
What training and education do you have?
Sequoia has a college degree as well as many doula-related certificates. She also attends regular training to stay up-to-date on best practices in caring for families before, during, and after labor.
What is a prenatal visit? What should I expect?
Prenatal visits provide an opportunity for you to speak about your desires for your birth and allow your doula to provide childbirth education, explain expectations for the labor and delivery process, and review comfort measures. Prenatal visits occur prior to labor and delivery.
How about a postpartum visit? What's that about?
Postpartum visits provide an opportunity for your Doula to help you and your new addition adjust to being home. Postpartum Doula tasks include lighthouse work (laundry, dishes), Meal preparation, breast/chest feeding support, and nursing organization
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