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Faith by Choice doula service provides one on one support with pregnant/laboring women, located in and around the Maricopa and Phoenix area.
Please read more at the About Me page.
~Respecting a woman's right to educated choices, informed decisions for a safe, empowering and healthy birth.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:
What is a doula?
~A Doula is a support person that YOU, the parents, hire. I am with you from the moment you call until 2 hours after the birth of your baby. I do not work for the hospital, or doctor's office, or the birthing center. I am there mostly for the support of the laboring mother. I encourage, remind, support, assist, explain, and help you have the empowering birth that you want.
Why do I need a doula if I'm going to the hospital?
~The best place to have a doula is in the hospital. They have procedures that EVERY woman must go through. It doesn't matter if you are high risk or not. Having a doula with you helps you keep your birth plan. I remind you and your partner what you wanted this birth to be, and you or your partner make decisions based on the research done before labor and not on hospital agenda.
Do I need a doula if my husband is going to be with me?
~ A doula is a great addition to your birthing team because I help both of you. Your husband has not been through labor, and is most likely fearful, anxious and nervous. Having a doula can reassure him of the procedure taking place and what is happening the the mother's body. I can also be there for the mother if the husband needs to take a break or go get food.
~I can also help you write your birth plan around 28-30 weeks
As a doula I do NOT:
~ Perform vaginal exams
~ Blood pressure testing
~ Deliver the baby
~ Monitor you or the baby
~ Take vitals
~ Tell you or the hospital staff what to do