Doula Elizabeth Porter



My role and goal is to support you and your family emotionally,  physically and informationally, so that you can have the birth that you desire, either at home or in a hospital.

As your birth doula:

  • I meet with you (at least) twice during your last trimester. We'll get to know each other. We discuss your ideas, dreams, hopes, plans and fears. We ask and answer questions. We explore what information you need to best prepare you for the upcoming event. We discuss what information I need to best support your desires. We also discuss the various coping techniques and strategies that we can use during your labor.
  • I am available for phone and email contact and consultation until your labor begins.
  • I am available for 24 hour phone access during the weeks before your estimated due date until your baby is born.
  • I join you when and where you wish and remain with you throughout your labor and delivery. 
  • I stay with your new family until you are ready for private time and breastfeeding has been attempted.
  • I visit once within three weeks of your baby's birth, unless otherwise arranged. I can be a resource by phone or email during your early days (weeks, sometimes years!) of parenthood.
    visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period - See more at: http://www.inspiredbirthpro.com/customer-service/effective-descriptions-fordoula-services/49/#sthash.QPgeONmm.dpuf
    visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period - See more at: http://www.inspiredbirthpro.com/customer-service/effective-descriptions-fordoula-services/49/#sthash.QPgeONmm.dpuf
    One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period - See more at: http://www.inspiredbirthpro.com/customer-service/effective-descriptions-fordoula-services/49/#sthash.QPgeONmm.dpuf
    One postpartum follow-up visit to celebrate the birth of your baby and answer any questions you have during the early postpartum period - See more at: http://www.inspiredbirthpro.com/customer-service/effective-descriptions-fordoula-services/49/#sthash.QPgeONmm.dpuf
  • I arrange for a back-up doula in the unlikely case that I can't attend your birth.

I bring to births: a deep and profound confidence in you as a woman! Also: experience, respect, reverence for the process, information, empathy, enthusiasm, joy, calmness, patience, flexibility, creative thinking, strong arms and back, a camera and some humor.  I leave at the door:  judgment, ego, personal expectations, realistic sense of time, and any concerns other than your birth.

My desire is to help you to have the best birth experience that you can have.

Birth Doula Services:  $1,800. 


Birth Doula Contract
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Serving San Francisco and Penninsula Communities
 

" The best way to serve a woman during her pregnancy is to help her realize that she is her own authority and that a midwife or doctor or doula is only a paid consultant...a woman is her own best expert for her birth and her body knows exactly what to do if given the chance."- Carla Hartley