Robin Gibson-Douthit

Certified Birth Doula & Certified Childbirth Educator

The word 'doula' comes from ancient Greece and translated means 'servant'.  A doula is a woman experiences in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a birthing woman before, during and after her labor. 

Birth Doula Services:

 

  • A prenatal meeting to discuss your needs, priorities, concerns, fears and questions regarding your upcoming birth. I will introduce various comfort measures we can use during your labor.

  • Assistance in preparing a Birth Plan.

  • Phone contact with me when needed, including 24 hour access to me via my cell phone from your 37th week until your baby is born.

  • Labor support where you decide (at home, hospital or birthing center) and when you decide you are needing my support. I will stay with you throughout your labor.

  • My knowledge and experience will provide you with physical comfort, as well as emotional and informational support to lessen anxiety.

  • Breastfeeding and postpartum support for 1 to 2 hours after your labor.

  • A postpartum visit to talk about your birthing experience and cuddle your newborn!

 

Childbirth Education Classes:

As a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator I will provide private childbirth preparation classes within your home.  The topics listed below are a sampling of topics covered:

  • healthy birth practices

  • the anatomy and physiology of birth

  • the phases and stages of labor

  • relaxation and comfort measures

  • medical interventions and cesarean surgery

  • support systems during labor

  • how to advocate for the best experience/important questions to ask your caregiver

  • life after birth (postpartum self care, baby care and feeding)

Birth Doula Services: $1850

Private Childbirth Preparation Course: $500 (2 sessions, 3 hours each)

Birth Doula Services/Private Childbirth Preparation Course (Package): $2200

Please contact me for further information concerning services.