Birth is one of the most unique opportunities we get as women to connect fully with our bodies, listening to it’s intuition, and allowing those instincts to guide us. As a Doula, my ultimate goal is to help pregnant women feel empowered by their birth experiences so they can enter motherhood with confidence.
I believe that birth is a right of passage and should be respected no matter how you choose to birth. Because of the birthing industry's one-size-fits-all approach, it's necessary that the decisions we make be made out of knowledge, not fear. A fear-free birth will always be a successful birth.
Studies have continuously proven that “one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is by the continuous presence of support personnal, such as a doula. A Cochrane meta-analysis of more than 15,000 women demonstrated that the presence of continuous one-on-one support during labor and delivery was associated with improved patient satisfaction and a statistically significant reduction in the rate of cesarean delivery.”
Before your due date approaches, we will work together to defuse all your fears surrounding birth so you are equipped to be the best advocate for yourself and your baby. Knowledge is power. Therefore, the only way to truly approach your birth with confidence is to know all of your options. Once labor begins, I will provide you with continuous physical and emotional support by the use of breath, gentle massage, and mediation.
Breakdown of Services:
- Two prenatal visits (60-90 minutes)
- Access to my referrals list
- Phone & email support during pregnancy until postpartum
- Physical and emotional support for the entire birth
- One postpartum visit
If you are interested in working together and would like to discuss further details, please email me at Tessarbenz@gmail.com.