Birth/Labor Doula Service Registry

 

Birth doulas provide emotional support, physical comfort, information to assist decision-making and non-medical support that moms and families need during pregnancy and the birth of a baby. She will stay at your side throughout your entire labor and birth offering back rubs, positioning suggestions, an encouraging word, and information about decisions you will make. She is also there to support your coach. When a doula is present during and after childbirth, women report greater satisfaction with their birth experience, make more positive assessments of their babies, have fewer cesareans and requests for medical intervention, and less postpartum depression.  Studies have shown that babies born with doulas present tend to have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries, breastfeed more easily and have more affectionate mothers in the postpartum period.

 

 

Your Birth, Baby & Beyond doula will provide the following care:

 a free, no-obligation, consultation visit

 prenatal visits

 assistance writing a birth guide

 basic childbirth education as needed

 phone and e-mail consultations throughout pregnancy

 continuous emotional and physical support during your labor

 access to a back-up doula

 referrals to community resources, as needed

 a postpartum visit

 a written birth record 98

Tammy Bayer, CD(DONA), LCCE

 

As many moms-to-be do, I became interested in birth during my first pregnancy. My husband and I recognized a need for extra support so we had a doula to support us during the birth of our daughter. After her wonderful birth, I became engrossed in the world of childbirth. I knew that I wanted to assist other women with their birth choices. I've supported many families as a birth doula and postpartum doula in the Eastern Iowa area since becoming a doula in 2003. I continue to take classes to satisfy my appetite for learning about pregnancy and birth. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, so I am able to better prepare expectant families for their birth experience. I would like to help you achieve your birthing goals and assist you in getting the most of out your birth experience. I am also a Lamaze Breastfeeding Education Specialist, well prepared to assist you as you learn to breastfeed your baby.


E-mail:
Tammy@BirthBabyAndBeyond.org

 

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