Healthy Start Doula Success Story

Michelle and her husband were expectant parents referred to our Doula services by their midwife at 31 weeks pregnant. Both parents had many concerns and questions regarding this pregnancy. Our Doula, Mari, addressed their concerns and fears and provided support, education and linkages during and after the pregnancy.  

During visits, Mari provided nutritional and childbirth education. She worked with the family on developing a birth plan, practiced labor positions, relaxation techniques, comfort measurements and reviewed the importance of skin to skin contact with the baby. 

Mari advocated for Michelle and coached her through a successful delivery. Michelle’s labor lasted less than 5 hours and their baby was born healthy, weighing 7lbs and 4oz. 

Our goal is that every baby has a healthy start and that parents receive the support and tools they need for a healthy pregnancy.