I am delighted that you have invited me to be a part of your birth experience, serving you as your doula or childbirth educator. It is such a privilege to care for women as they become mothers. Since the dawn of time women have been helping women birth their babies, gifting their knowledge and assisting families through the birthing process. I hope that through the support of your birth team, your childbirth experience will become a positive memory that will help shape the next generation of mothers. I look forward to getting to know you better and supporting your birth choices.
If you have questions or concerns in the days and weeks to come please feel free to call, text, or email me. I will get back to you promptly. If you are my doula client and you believe you are in labor, please refer to the handout, “When to Call the Doula.” If you are having an emergency call your care provider or 911 first.
During your pregnancy I will meet with you in your home in order to get to know you better and come to know and understand your birth preferences. During our meetings I will help you develop your Birth Values (aka a birth plan), we will practice using labor coping techniques, we will learn about the stages of labor and discuss resources for your pregnancy, labor and motherhood. Together, these will help us develop a trusting relationship so that I can benefit you the most during your birth.
Throughout your pregnancy you have access to my lending library which has books with information from pregnancy to breastfeeding and childcare. Here you will find a booklist.
Please take the time to go over the information included here on my site and in your welcome packet. My goal is to help equip you to make well informed decisions and birth choices. If there is anything I can do to serve you better please let me know.
Thank you for choosing me as your doula or for your childbirth classes! I am honored to serve you.
Amy Blake Rollogas