Antepartum Doula

Antepartum Doula

Not all pregnancies are created equal and sometimes in pregnancy you need a little extra help while you're still pregnant. Although we want to anticipate only the most blissful pregnancy, sometimes complications do arise requiring support. Oftentimes, women must face bed rest due to any one of the following reasons:

  • Twins, Triplets, or More (Multiples)

  • Placenta abruption, previa or accreta

  • Premature rupture of membranes

  • Low amniotic fluid

  • Anxiety

  • or simply, Overwhelmed.

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Preeclampsia

  • Incompetent Cervix

  • Unexplained Bleeding

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum

  • Hypertension

Having to experience a pregnancy-related complication can cause a number of concerns and even a great deal of stress for both a woman and her partner. The daily limitations can be more than a couple can handle at times.

As an Antepartum Doula I will offer professional, compassionate support to families that are experiencing a difficult pregnancy, an otherwise healthy pregnancy with overwhelming variables, or one that comes with medically-directed limitations. Antepartum specifically means "before birth."

This is done thorough, compassionate, physical, emotional and educational support. I provide hourly shifts and can accompany you to appointments, run errands, assistance with daily household tasks, help caring for your other children, meal planning & meal preparation, and assistance organizing and planning the nursery and just keep you company during bed rest. I provide you with a listening ear and a helping hand.  My primary concern is your ability to receive the support you require with the ability to get fulfilling rest in the process.

My Priorities include:
- Listen to your concerns
- Alleviate your fears as best we can
- Affirm your feelings
- Provide resources in your time of need
- Help with coping
- Assist with relaxation techniques
- Help you prepare for birth with confidence

I want you to feel as prepared as you can for your baby's arrival, I am ready to help in whatever ways you need during your pregnancy. You might be able to do it all on your own, but you shouldn't have to! Call me today to see how I can make your life a little bit easier during the last few months of pregnancy. 

See Birthing Days birth doula & postpartum doula pages to continued care throughout the birth of your baby/babies and early postpartum!

Antepartum services are offered at $25/hr for day shifts are available from the time of conception till the birth of your baby/babies. All services are customized to address the unique needs of each expectant mother/family.

My certified and professional doula support includes everything listed here and also includes discounts on other doula services & classes with Birthing Days.

I take limited clients each month.

Meet Your Doula at a Mix & Mingle

This one hour event is a simple way to learn more about my doula services & connect.
You will have the opportunity to meet me, ask questions, and meet others in the Washington County area community that are expecting as well.

Dates: 9/14/2019, 1/11/2020, 5/9/2020, & 9/12/2020
Location: 1070 Goff Rd Forest Grove, OR