Pure Births Midwife, Tiffany Gallo offers labor support services with monitoring of mother & baby while laboring at home prior to delivery at hospital.
** Only Licensed Practitioners may offer medical exams or evaluations, cervical exams or fetal monitoring. Doulas that do not have a medical background may NOT offer these services to you.
I do not take the place of the partner. I will encourage you to be part of this beautiful birth process. If the partner/father is unable to attend due to travel or other unseen reasons, please rest at ease that your loved one will
Why would I need a doula when my partner/husband is prepared and wants to support me?
This can be a tough question to answer. It is true that the partner knows the mother well and has a very intimate connection with her and the baby; however the partner is also very emotionally involved, most likely not an experienced birth attendant and may benefit from some support, reassurance and guidance him/herself. Many parents have expressed concern that a doula will take away from the partner's role or experience. On the contrary, doulas want the partner to be intimately involved and work to keep the couple connected throughout the labor. Ideally, the partner and doula working together create the ultimate support team.
It is also important to realize that there are some unique elements that a doula can bring to the birth that may be difficult for a husband or partner:
If a mother does not have a partner or other support person, the doula’s role possibly becomes even more critical, ensuring that the laboring mother will never have a moment when she will face her labor alone.
I plan to have an epidural or I may need a cesarean; is a doula still necessary?
No matter what your plans are for labor and delivery, it can be very beneficial to have an experienced, professional person with you whose primary task is to provide you with information and support. Sometimes suggestions, positions changes or a comforting face can make all the difference. These questions are great starting points for conversations that can help educate parents, not only about the role of support for labor, but also can lead to conversations about pain management options, what labor is like as it progresses, what to expect at their birth place, how to find support following the birth and so much more.
Back labor! ugh! Doula suppport..yay!
Daddy, skin to skin meeting his new baby!
Yes you can!!!