As a doula, my goal is to offer professional, constant, and personalized support for the purpose of encouraging women to have a positive birth experience. Also, to help them achieve the birth they have dreamed of and that they are fully capable of having as empowered, informed, and supported women. I am committed to serving with compassion, love, and gentleness by God’s grace. I have an internal calling of service that is meaningful and spiritually satisfying.
BENEFITS OF A BIRTH DOULA
*50% reduction rate in cesarean sections
*25% shorter labor
*60% reduction in epidural request
*40% reduction in use of forceps
*40% reduction in Pitocin
*Continuous emotional support
MASSAGE DURING LABOR
Massage during labor reduces stress, anxiety, and stimulates the production of natural oxytocin. The pituitary gland secretes natural oxytocin to the bloodstream (causing uterine contractions) and to the brain resulting in feelings of well-being and drowsiness, along with a higher pain threshold.
*2 prenatal visits to explore your hopes, wishes, and desires as a birthing mother/couple.
*Unlimited phone or e-mail consultations throughout pregnancy and postpartum.
*24 hour on-call availability during due date range.
*Continuous birth support throughout active labor and birth. This can be provided in your home first if you desire to labor there before leaving for the hospital.
*1 – 2 hours of postpartum doula care directly following baby’s arrival.
*Postpartum visit in your home, usually 3 – 5 days after you and baby are released from the hospital.
*Infant massage training before baby’s arrival or once you are home with your newborn.
*Discounts on massage services (for prenatal and postpartum sessions).
Doulas do not perform clinical tasks. They provide physical and emotional support for the laboring mom and her partner.
CONTRACT AND FEES
*Birth package — $750.
*Additional services (prenatal or postnatal massages) are charged by session at a discounted rate for doula clients.
I serve all women in Nacogdoches, Texas and the surrounding areas. I require a doula contract signed by the client and myself along with a $250 deposit to secure your birth on my calendar. The remaining $500 is due at the postpartum visit.
Please feel free to contact me at TamarasBabiesInBloom @gmail.com or use the contact form with any questions or for more information. You can also call or text me at 936-371-3070. *Babies In Bloom accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover & Debit Cards.