Guam Birth Boot Camp Natural Birth Classes and Doula Services
I do NOT...
PERFORM CLINICAL TASKS
Though I have medical knowledge, as your doula, I will not perform any clinical tasks.
Task such as taking blood pressure, temperature, fetal heart tone checks, vaginal examinations, or postpartum clinical care will be performed by your medical care provider and staff.
However, I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about medical procedures.
MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOU
This is your birth. No one else's! I will not make any decisions for you.
I can answer questions and make suggestions when asked but this is your unique experience and you are in control of it.
SPEAK TO THE STAFF ON YOUR BEHALF
You have hired your birth team for a reason, you're the boss for your birth! I will not undermine your authority by speaking to your staff for you.
PROJECT MY OWN BELIEFS ON YOU
This is your birth. I will honor your wishes. Period.
I am here to support you and your dream birth, whatever that looks like.
REPLACE YOUR PARTNER
Weather it be your husband, mother, sister or friend,
you have chosen to have them at your birth because you want their support and love.
Your relationship with this person is special.
They know you in a way I never will.
There is a lot of lingo in the birth world.
I don't ever want you to feel like you are being spoken to in a foreign language.
I have training specifically to birth,
and you can ask me anything.
I will give you unbiased, evidence based answers to help you understand what and why a medical procedure might be considered by your care provider.
INFORM YOU & YOUR PARTNER
If you feel the need for more knowledge,
I can help provide you with the answers you need to make an informed decision and possible other options to ask your care provider about.
I am your human dictionary.
GUIDE POSITIVE INTERACTION
If you are having difficulty with how to ask
or respond to your care provider, I will help you facilitate positive communication.
PROVIDE YOU WITH NONJUDGMENTAL SUPPORT
No matter your wishes and choices through birth,
I will support you the same.
My support and belief in you comes judgement free.
PROVIDE A GUIDING HAND FOR YOUR PARTNER
Birth is my expertise. For many partners, this may be their first birth experience. I provide them with the skills to be the best support possible for you and take away the stress of needing to know everything and be everything you need.
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You CAN have an AMAZING birth!
"It was one of the biggest blessings to take Erica's Birth Boot Camp Class and have her with me as I went through labor. I absolutely suggest these classes and hiring a doula to every expecting mama I know!!"