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For many women, childbirth is a right of passage. Some women want to feel and experience everything while others just want to make it through. The pains of labor will fade over time, but the memory you have of your very first experience in becoming a parent lasts forever.

Having a baby is so much more than just pregnancy and birth though. Knowing your options, having a plan, and having the right support are essential to being successful whether you want a hospital birth and an epidural or a nearly intervention free home birth. Women should walk away from their birth feeling empowered. Choose an experienced, informed, professional doula that you can trust.

Please look around my website, learn a little about me and why I do what I do, how it all works, and visit my testimonials page. Then, give me a shout and let me know you’re interested in getting together! Can’t wait to hear from you!

Services

Labor & Delivery

Attendance available for hospital, birth center, or home birth. On call to you from 36 weeks up to and through delivery. Continuous support for laboring mom and her primary support person. Support at home until you are ready to transition to hospital. Alternative methods of pain relief including, but not limited to: position changes, massage, birth ball, and breathing techniques.

Breastfeeding & Postpartum

Skin to skin time immediately following delivery. Assistance with breastfeeding including real-time instruction about latch and positioning. Instruction of basic newborn care. In home visit 3-5 days after delivery, and again at 2-3 weeks after delivery. Access to educational resources. Referrals can be made if necessary.

Testimonials

The Mather's

Renee was kind, knowledgeable and supportive; we highly recommend her as a labor support doula.

The Sweet's

Not only will she be with us for any deliveries in the future she is now considered our friend. Hiring her was the best thing we ever did during our pregnancy.

The Schmelzenbach's

My birth went almost exactly as I wanted it to. A huge part of that is because I was able to feel at ease with the team around me and Renee was a huge part of making that happen.

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