doula care: a smart choice for smart moms.
Here are all the reasons that I may be the perfect doula for you! I want you to know exactly what is included in my service before, during and after birth.
why should i be your doula?
Wow! That's a tough question. The truth is if I am a good match for you then I would make a great doula for you! "My moms" seem to find me and they want what I have to share. From that moment on, I am an honored part of your birth team! This is one of the most special times in your life and I want to honor that. We will give it all the attention, focus and care it deserves. We will clear every obstacle that could stand in your way of a great birth and we will give you every advantage going into it. We will find solutions to any problems, resolve any issues, fill any needs to get you ready and looking forward to bringing your baby into the world, into your family and then off to a good start. It's a splendid time. It's an extraordinary thing. Invite an extraordinary doula to join you on this adventure of a life-time!
My goal is to be as helpful to you in as many ways possible and get you feeling fully prepared for your upcoming birth, see you through your entire labor and delivery and to be sure you get off to a good start after your baby arrives. As a professional, I will do whatever I feel is necessary until I feel that has been achieved!
It is customary in the doula "biz" for a doula to provide 2-3 prenatal visits, presence during entire labor, and the standard 2-3 postpartum visits. This is the very least you would ever receive from me depending on your specific needs. I make decisions about how many visits to have and the nature of each visit on an individual basis and this is one reason my service is a completely custom one.
plus comprehensive custom care
This is where the custom part of my care comes in. After we identify where you are at in your birth preparation process, relationship, home environment, concerns, goals and fears we come up with a game plan together on how to proceed that makes the most sense for you. We identify all the ways I can be most helpful to you and your partner. If at any time your circumstances or goals change we will change our plans along with them. I will often add a one-on-one visit with just "mom" for coffee, lunch or some shopping to get to know you better and begin to build that trust and bond that will prove to be so vital in labor and delivery. It also gives you a chance to share anything or expand on an issue that you may not have been 100% comfortable discussing in front of your partner. In some instances it's extra appropriate for me to attend one of your health practitioner appointments or to accompany you to a specialized test.
Once we have our doula service agreement that clearly states both of our responsibilities I am yours! I will be available to you to answer any question big or small, day or night. We will text, email, talk by phone and see each other face to face all the while building our bond. I am here to support and encourage you throughout your experience without judgment. I will follow your lead in how much communication and contact is best for you. Some like a lot. Some like a little. It's something we can talk about.
Lisa Collins, CD(DONA)
certified birth doula
Modern Mother Doula Care
provides exceptional doula care for any kind of birth, customized for each expecting mom or couple. I pride myself on delivering professional, nonjudgmental, warm and nurturing care in a clear and innovative way.