Mindful Mama offers birth doula services in Buffalo, Batavia, and Rochester areas.
As a birth doula, I work to instill strength and reduce fear in pregnancy and birth. I’m with you in your journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I provide information to help you ask questions and make informed decisions for your birth. I support clients with doula services in Buffalo & Rochester area hospitals, birth centers, and home births.
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Free Consult Call
Schedule a free one-hour consult call to check our chemistry and vibe. We’ll get to know each other and I can answer any questions you might have. In this call, you can feel free to be yourself and bring your curiosities and concerns. Learn all about how we can work together to create the best birth experience possible. I want to learn all about where you’re at in your pregnancy and what you’re feeling. How can I help? Let’s talk birthy!
Birth Planning Session
Let’s work together to get down and dirty into the heart of your desires for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. How do you want to feel? What are your dreams and desires? We can talk through your decision-making process and I can answer any questions you may have. I’ll point you in the direction of helpful resources to support your choices. This is an hour-long intensive meeting (in-person or via Zoom) that is all about planning your birth.
*Birth planning session is included in our prenatal meetings if you select a birth support package.
We’re ready to dive in. You’ll leave these meetings fully prepared to plan your birth experience and make informed decisions for your family. We’ll get to the bottom of what you really want for your birth and your baby. What is it that you want but are afraid to ask for? How do you want to feel?
In these meetings, we sort through your deepest desires and concerns for your experience. You’ll leave feeling powerful and ready to navigate whatever may come your way. We work together to plan ideas for comfort in labor and create the peaceful birth you’ve been dreaming about.
24-Hour On-Call Support
The last weeks of pregnancy are oh-so-sweet. You’re dreaming of meeting your baby, yet wondering anxiously what this experience might be like. You can relax knowing that you have a trusted doula you can turn to for those nagging concerns and curiosities you may feel. I’m here for any questions you might have, and we can talk through any fears that may arise as you near your due date.
We got this! We’ve planned and prepared for this day. Rest assured that you have everything you need already inside you. Need someone to help you stay comfortable through contractions? I’m there. Need someone to help you relax into your birth? I’m there. Need someone to remind you how strong you are? I’m there.
Research and Information Supporting the Effectiveness of Doula Support
Evidence Based Birth: People who received doula support were more likely to have vaginal births. They were less likely to use pain medication and epidurals. They were also more likely to have a positive birth experience. According to this study, labors with doula support were shorter and babies were healthier at birth.
DONA Research: Doula support may improve outcomes for women and infants. It also increases the rates of vaginal birth and shortens labor. People who use a doula are more likely to have positive birth experiences. Doula support results in healthier babies at birth.
NCBI: Women who use a doula are less likely to have a cesarean.