Wondering what a doula does?
Ordinary Miracles works with clients in Greater Philadelphia and the surrounding area (including parts of New Jersey and Delaware), providing comprehensive support during pregnancy, labor and birth, and during the immediate postpartum period. Whether you are delivering your baby in a hospital, a birth center or your own home, doula support can be integral to having the kind of birth experience you have dreamed about.
The tradition of having an experienced companion attend a laboring woman is as old as motherhood itself. The role of labor companion once was filled by a woman's family, or by women in her community; in modern society where family is often far away, the doula takes on this role. A doula is experienced with childbirth, and she is trained to provide information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a woman before, during, and just after the birth of her baby. A doula doesn't replace your partner; instead, she offers additional support and direction so that your partner has a better idea of how to support you, allowing them to be fully present during your labor and birth and involved in whatever way they (and you) are most comfortable with.
Expecting a baby, whether it's your first or your fifth, is an exciting time, and I am honored that you are considering sharing that time with me. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a complimentary prenatal consultation, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Women who choose to breastfeed deserve unified support from other breastfeeding mamas, organizations, professionals and helpful friends. The ultimate goal is to have a happy, healthy mama and a happy, healthy — well-fed — baby.
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