Why Doula

You Deserve A Doula

You want a professional trained in body movement and yoga before, during, and after childbirth to educate, research, share, and provide continuous support during the prenatal and early postpartum time in your life.  You want to be heard, seen, and supported. You deserve someone to listen respectfully to all the questions that arise when you're not sitting with your care provider.  You deserve someone to pay attention to and help you address your desires, your fears, your curiosities.  Your birth. 

My goal is to provide professional support so that you feel safe, comfortable, and well informed during this transformative time in your life.  As a doula it is my place to respect and honor your birth and postpartum wishes. I do not provide medical advice, or perform any procedures. Childbearing and birth is highly individualized; as such my job is to follow your preferences and provide care within my scope of practice. I do not make decisions for you and your partner, but I can provide resources for questions you may have.

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Your Birth

I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, doula, and educator. I love combining yoga with birth and offer this service to all my doula clients. 

What is a doula? A person professionally trained in childbirth, who provides continuous emotional, physical, and educational support to birthing persons and their families.

My goal is to provide professional support so that you feel safe, comfortable, and educated during this transformative time in your life.  As a doula it is my place to respect and honor your birth and postpartum wishes. I do not provide medical advice, or perform any procedures. Childbearing and birth is highly individualized; as such my job is to follow your preferences and provide care within my scope of practice. I do not make decisions for you and your partner, but I can provide resources for questions you may have.

I have openings for January, February and March 2020.

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Read my philosophy and scope of practice. 


Doula Philosophy and Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice

I am truly honored you are considering me to provide nurture and support during this incredible time in your life.  


I believe birth is a natural, transformative experience, and that each birth has its own story to write. My goal is to provide professional support and information, so that you feel safe, comfortable, respected, and informed at each juncture you encounter over the course of our time together. 


 As a doula it is my place to respect and honor your birth wishes.  I do not provide medical advice, or perform any procedures. Childbearing and birth is highly individualized; as such my job is to follow your wishes and provide care within my scope of practice. 


Services:  

My doula scope serves you in the following ways-

*Individual attention. I only accept one client per month.  This allows me to focus on you and your birth to the best of my ability.  

*Emotional, physical and educational support during pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum

*Upon contract signing, email/text/phone support during business hours 7am-9pm (or after hours in unusual circumstances)

*2 prenatal visits (approximately 1.5 hrs. each) to get to know your unique preferences, walk through your birth preferences for this labor and postpartum period, discuss prenatal & postpartum questions you may have, help with getting your home ready for baby, plans for older children, pets, etc...and give you lots of resources about many of the decisions you'll make in the near future

You can reach me via text or call 24/7 beginning at 37 weeks gestation

*During your active birthing phase (please see When to Call), I provide continuous labor support as defined as: Facilitation of your birth vision, including but not limited to comfort measures, movement, positioning, aromatherapy, additional music and/or special readings, or anything else that feels supportive to you

*Working with your partner to establish and maintain a peaceful and positive environment

*Working with staff and providers to establish a positive rapport and to ensure that you have enough information to make informed decisions about your care

*Photographs & notes (upon request) to document your birth story

*Review birth story during postpartum visit

*Calm presence & nurturing support


If you're not sure a doula a right for you, this report might shed more light on the topic. 

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Prenatal/postpartum Yoga with Lindsay

Yoga with Lindsay at Metta Studios

40 Main Street Suite 136, Biddeford, ME 04005, US

(913) 708-0888

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I offer a discount on my services if you're planning a home birth with

 Morgan Gaines CPM at Flourish Midwifery.