Doula Services

Professional Labor Assistance
Studies have shown that the presence and support of a professional labor assistant (doula) can:
  • Shorten Labor by 25%
  • Reduce the overall cesarean rate by 50%
  • Decrease the need for pain medication by 30%
  • Limit the requests of epidurals by 50%
  • Decrease the need for forceps by 40%

Mothers who have experienced professional labor assistance report they feel more positive about labor, are more successful at breastfeeding, and even report feeling more positive about their partner months after the blessed event!

mamacare labor assistance services include:
  • Hands-on ways to enhance your comfort during your pregnancy, labor and after your baby is born.
  • Step-by-step education on what happens when you have a baby at a hospital, and tricks that help make that experience a positive and successful one.
  • Educational and emotional support for you and your partner before, during and after the birth.
  • Help with initial breastfeeding and infant care.

Informational Interview – free! Let’s meet and find out if we are a good fit. We will meet at my office on the westside of Santa Cruz.

Traditional Doula Services
  • 2 Pre-birth Meetings to find how we will best work together. In these visits we will explore your birth expectations and priorities, how you would like to be cared for, partner's roles, and any questions or concerns you or your partner may have.
  • Telephone Support from our initial meeting through your last postpartum visit.
  • Birth Attendance - Continuous emotional and physical support throughout active labor and delivery for the mother and her partner.
  • Postpartum Visit - This home visit includes breastfeeding support, infant care tips, postpartum resources and referrals, and a chance to discuss the wonder of your birth!