Labor & Birth

What exactly is a birth doula?

"A doula is a person who attends the birthing family before, during, and just after the birth of the baby. The doula is trained to deliver emotional support from home to hospital, ease the transition into the hospital environment, and be there through changing hospital shifts and alternating provider schedules. The doula serves as a labor coach and information source to give the mother and her partner the added comfort of additional support throughout the entire labor. She encourages and promotes self-advocacy, informed choice, and excellent communication between the mother and care providers." -- CAPPA

Why use a doula?

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What is the evidence for birth doulas?
 
31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
28% decrease in the risk of C-section
12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
For more information
All of our packages include:
 
  • Interview and at least 1 prenatal meeting depending on how many weeks left before estimated due date.
  • Crafting and editing birth plan
  • 1 prenatal class at Aloha Yoga Kula
  • 1 private yoga class
  • Homemade jar of belly butter
  • Phone, text and facetime availability to answer any questions and to help you find local resources.​
  • Emotional, physical and informational support through labor and delivery.
  • Use of aromatherpy during labor and birth.
  • Staying one to two hours after you deliver your baby to help facilitate bonding and breastfeeding if desired. ​
  • A one-hour postpartum visit where we go over your birth time line.
 
We offer many ad ons to our services, including but not limited to:
  • A prenatal massage in the comfort of your home.
  • Essential oils
  • Yoga therapy
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Mother's Blessing Ceremony
  • Postpartum services
     

Packages

We offer completly tailored packages. In our opinion there is no one shoe fits all package. Please call us to set up a consultation. We would love to meet with you.

We offer special discounts for our military families.