Doula Services

What Doulas Do

A doula is a professional, trained labor support person. They provide physical, emotional, and partner support to women before, during, and after they labor as well as into postpartum time. Additionally, the provide evidence-based information to women and their partners and can facilitate conversations between birthing women and their care providers. Doulas have been around for thousands of years supporting women and their families during this transformative time in their lives, but only recently has research been done to demonstrate the powerful impact trained labor support individuals can have on a women’s childbirth experience.

Why Hire a Doula

According to Doulas of North America (DONA), usage of doulas has been shown to:

  • Decrease Cesarean section rates

  • Reduce use of medications, including Pitocin, during labor

  • Increase satisfaction with birth experience

 

Meet the Doulas

Meg Novak, CPM, LM, has been a doula for 15 years. She became a doula after the birth of her oldest child. Despite complications, the presence of her doula enabled Meg to come out of the birth process feeling empowered and in control. This is the presence she wishes to be for birthing people. She has extensive experience in hospitals, birth centers, and at home births.

Meg Novak, CPM, LM, has been a doula for 15 years. She became a doula after the birth of her oldest child. Despite complications, the presence of her doula enabled Meg to come out of the birth process feeling empowered and in control. This is the presence she wishes to be for birthing people. She has extensive experience in hospitals, birth centers, and at home births.

Megan Peterson RYT500 is a newer doula, but she brings years of experience as a prenatal yoga instructor and Thai bodyworker to her doula practice. As a birth doula, she works with you during your prenatal time to prepare for the labor and birth experience you desire most in addition to providing complete in-person support during your birthing time and immediately after. Her goal is to create a holistic, supportive experience for you during one of life’s most precious and sensitive times.

Megan Peterson RYT500 is a newer doula, but she brings years of experience as a prenatal yoga instructor and Thai bodyworker to her doula practice. As a birth doula, she works with you during your prenatal time to prepare for the labor and birth experience you desire most in addition to providing complete in-person support during your birthing time and immediately after. Her goal is to create a holistic, supportive experience for you during one of life’s most precious and sensitive times.