Pregnant bellies

What's a Doula?

"If a Doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

Dr. John H. Kennell, M.D.

If you are here right now, you most likely already have an idea of what a doula is. If not, let me tell you a thing or two about having a doula by your side the day your little bundle of joy makes its appearance Earth-side. I will try to keep it short as there are so many awesome benefits about having a Doula, we could be here for a while especially if I let my passion carry us away.
So what is a Doula ? You wonder.

My Promise To You

To me, being your Doula is not just to be there on your big day, it is more than serving you as a birthing mother.

To me, being your Doula is a commitment.

It is the commitment to give you the best of my knowledge so you can be confident that you are making decisions that feel right for you, your baby, and your family in any scenario, and to ensure that you always have the best possible outcome while respecting the values you care about.

It is the commitment that I will be there if you need a shoulder to cry because you are tired and fed up and you just want to see your feet again. I will be a phone call away at 3:00 a.m. when you had an insane nightmare and you need reassurance. I will hold your hand and remind you how beautifully pregnant and strong you are and how powerful your body is. I will tell you not to fear because your body knows and you are doing an amazing job, I will tell you that you are a lot stronger than you think you are. I will help you confidently through your last wave so you can continue to rock your birth like a Goddess. You got this.

Being your Doula is the commitment that I will make raspberries and moan with you to help you through each one of your contractions. I will help you touch your baby's head if you want to as you reach the climax of your pregnancy. I will make your mother-in-law leave if that is what you need. I will make sure that your partner eats and drinks so he/she can support you until the end.

Also, it is not because baby is here that I will disappear on you. Nope.
Being your Doula is also making sure that you and your family are adjusting well to all the changes involved with the arrival of your baby. It is making sure that baby is transitioning well in its new environment, that mommy is resting and recovering both physically and emotionally. It is also to make sure that your partner finds their place in this new setting.

It is then and only then when my presence will begin to fade away. I know I will forever carry you in my heart because I was the humble witness of your strength as you birthed your child into this world and to me that is the apogee of life. It is unique. This is my commitment to you as your doula.

How could I forget?

Meet Doula Belle

With Love, Doula Belle.