As a Doula I provide emotional, physical and educational support during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. I have been trained by knowledgeable and experienced certified instructors, and have a wide range of experience. I understand that each family’s personality, needs and wishes are unique, so I offer a FREE initial consultation to allow time to meet and decide if I am the best fit for you and your family.
If you are first-time parents who want help navigating the unfamiliar territory of labor and childbirth, or if you are growing your family and would like a better birth experience than you had previously. Whatever your situation, a doula can help guide you and your partner through the birth process, helping you to feel heard and cared for so that you are ultimately more satisfied with your birth experience. Having a doula assist you with your birth offers you:
Many parents say that they wish, they had spent more time preparing for what happens after their baby is born. As a postpartum doula I can help you and your family understand what to expect, and learn how to care for your baby as well as help with postpartum recovery. I help parents adjust to the challenges of newborn family life. A postpartum doula supports the family through:
I offer peer support to encourage pregnant women & those currently breastfeeding. Individual support, encouragement, education & help with problems that may arise. I support clients in all stages of their nursing journey weather you are pregnant and want to learn more about breastfeeding or you need help transitioning back to work and pumping, or have hit a snag and need some encouragement. Support is available through telephone calls, Skype or FaceTime calls & In person appointments and visits in my office. If you are pregnant and wish to know more about how to get off on a good start nursing your new little one we can meet before delivery to talk and I can come to you in the hospital after you deliver to help you get baby started nursing if you wish.
Salem Community Activities Center
416 E. Oglesby . Salem, IL 62881
Upper Floor - Room 8 . Hours by Appointment
I offer both group & private Childbirth Preparation Classes in a Relaxed and open atmosphere, we laugh as we learn how to make the birth of your new baby the best it can be. Contact me to learn the dates of upcoming classes or to schedule private classes or an all day crash course that fits your availability.