Holly Wiersma, Doula Services 

 

DONA-Certified Doula

Lamaze-Certified Childbirth Educator

 

 (925) 947-5874     hdwiersma@hotmail.com

Birth Services

 

The support you need begins even before the contractions start. As your doula, I'll meet with you ahead of time in order to fully understand the type of birth experience you want.  Then we'll work together and discuss ways to work toward your goal. Together, we'll build a virtual tool box filled with things to help you along your journey.  During labor, you can count on my continuous support in many forms, including calm nurturance and encouragement.  I will utilize my training, tools, and years of experience to sustain you and your wishes.

 

Before the Birth

 

Two prenatal meetings

 

In-depth discussion of birth expectations and desires

 

Birth Plan counseling

 

Access to my lending library of books and DVDs

 

Unlimited phone and email support

 

24 hour on-call beginning at 38 weeks

During the Birth
 

Early support by phone and/or in your home

 

Use of comfort and relaxation tools such as birth ball, peanut ball, hot water bottle, and massage devices

 

Use of pain-reducing TENS machine for labor

 

Continuous support until 1-2 hours after birth

 

Support for your partner

 

Detailed birth log notes

After the Birth

 

One postpartum meeting within two weeks of returning home
 
Breastfeeding education and support
 
Review of newborn care and calming techniques
 
Printed detailed birth story written based on birth log notes

 

 

 


 

Please note, doulas are not doctors or midwives, and do not practice medicine.  Doulas do not diagnose nor treat pregnancy or postpartum related symptoms. Information presented in our meetings and conversations is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a properly licensed healthcare professional. In addition, Doulas do not make specific health claims or promise medical results. We provide education and guidance, as well as pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding support.