Yes! And we are each excited that you are considering hiring one of us for your doula needs! All Mind Body Mama Doulas have been DONA trained and are either certified or actively working towards their certification. The doulas who are working towards their certification are also being mentored by the owner of Mind Body Mama to insure that they are getting the best training possible to offer their clients exceptional care.
We ask for a $150 deposit to reserve your "due date" in our calendars as we are careful in our scheduling of clients. The remainder of the fee is due by 36 weeks. For other payment options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each of us support women at hospital births/homebirths/birth center births, being cared for by doctors or midwives. We are each comfortable being the only support person or functioning within a labor support team that that may include the laboring woman's partner, family member, and/or friends.
Nothing can replace the care and attention of your loved ones. The process of birth can be difficult for those who love you the most. We work very hard to make sure that we are providing support to your partner and family members and helping them find the role that they feel most comfortable filling during the entire process. We are there for them too!
We feel like the earlier the better is a good rule of thumb when hiring a doula, but most women start looking for a doula early in their second trimester and have the decision solidified by the beginning of their third trimester.
Yes! We are happy to meet any specialized needs of our clients. And, the best part about overnights is that we don't sleep when the baby sleeps, like you will, we are busy doing quiet housework so you wake up refreshed and ahead of the day!
Baby nurses are medically trained and bring that expertise to childcare. Doulas are non-medical professionals who are trained to support new families. Nannies take over childcare responsibilities from the parents, while doulas will work to empower you to be the best parent you can be!