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Birth Doula Information

Providing Services in Princeton, Hopewell, Flemington, Morristown, Summit, Somerville and New Brunswick

Welcome to my Birth Doula page.  If you have found your way here, you are probably an expectant mom or partner of an expectant mom.  If this is the case, than congratulations.  Hiring a birth doula has so many benefits for you and your partner as you embark on this journey.  Some words that come to mind when describing a birth doula's roles are as follows:

-Educate

-Support

-Set Goals/Expectations

-Empower

-Create Space

-Provide Empathy

-Listen

-Guide

-Support partners and families

-Provide Information

If you would like to learn more about how I provide all of the above, contact me so we can arrange an interview.  Our initial interview will be at a mutually selected location where everyone is comfortable.  If you decide that you would like to work with me, we will schedule two prenatal visits.  During these visits we will discuss all of the above from pain management techniques to how to develop a birth plan that will work for your dream birth.  At 38 weeks I will officially be on-call for your birth.  When you have signs of labor we will discuss when I should arrive (this will all be included in your Birth Plan).  Finally, approximately 1-2 weeks after the arrival of your newest addition(s) we will meet again for a postpartum visit.  This visit will simply be a follow up to see how your experience was, to provide you with references for any postpartum needs you may have and finally to see how you are adjusting.  I am very much looking forward to speaking with you and learning about how I can help you during this most beautiful experience.

** If you would like to add Birth Photography services, please bring this up in our initial meeting so we can come up with a customized package for you.

 

**  To view my Doulamatch profile with pricing, availability and client testimonials please go  to https://doulamatch.net/profile/20553/devon-taber

Studies* have shown that women who are emotionally supported during their labors by Doulas are:

-28% less likely to have a cesarean birth

-31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor

-9% less likely to use pain medication

-34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively

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*Childbirth Connection. "Best Evidence: Labor Support." 2011