Frequently Asked Questions:
How is a Concierge Labor and Delivery nurse different from a Doula?
The difference is my 20 years of working in the hospital setting in labor and delivery. I know the inner workings. I have the relationships with the doctors. I can be an advocate for my client with experience and expertise that a doula doesn’t have. And I have all the training of a doula.
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula comes in and takes care of mom so she can take care of her baby. I can also be there for complications that can arise in some postpartum patients, like postpartum preeclampsia or even eclampsia. Heavy bleeding or infection can cause unwanted hospital stays, but if I’m there we can catch it before it gets to that point. I’m also a lactation counselor so I’ll be hands on breastfeeding support. As a postpartum doula I’ll also do light cleaning and cooking for mom too! And if mental health becomes an issue I’ll be right there to get mom the help she needs.
Why are your services needed?
I could probably write a book about the defeat I have seen in women giving birth. The total lack of belief in how wonderful their bodies are. How family members discourage instead of incourage success. How uneducated our mom’s and dad’s to be are. I want to change all of that. My passion for little girls comes from learning how 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused. I want to teach them the names of their body parts. I want to empower them to say No to unsafe touch. I want them to know how beautifully and wonderfully made they are. And how every little girl has the same insecurities and fears. I want to build their confindence and teach them how to be kind and lift each other up.
Why offer free support groups?
I don’t want to do this for just the money. Of course I need to keep a roof over my kids heads and food in our mouths. But I want to reach everyone in my community. Everyone that I can reach will receive my love and support and as much education as I can give them if they will let me.