Doulas provide physical, emotional, and informational support to families during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum. During pregnancy doulas meet with their clients 4+ hours to develop a one-on-one (two:) relationship, discuss any questions or concerns a family has about birth (your doula cannot replace a childbirth class), and help to create a birth plan. During labor doulas provide continuous labor support from active labor through til a couple of hours after the birth. Postpartum, your birth doula will followup with 1-2 visits to process the birth, and address any immediate postpartum concerns and questions. You may also considering hiring a postpartum doula, who provides the same physical, emotional, and informational support to families learning to care for a newborn. Please explore more on our About Doulas page.